In many ways the term “occupation” is a myth. Palestinians use it to denote that they still lack their own state; it is also a term that refers to the complete subjugation of their lives under the Israeli boot.
However, an occupation by definition is temporary and this one has been going on, if you want to get real about it, since 1947-48. This is more than an occupation. What we should acknowledge is that the two state solution is dead. All the land from the river to the sea is therefore part of Israel and what Israel is doing is waging an asymmetric, brutal war against part of it’s population which is denied citizenship and other human rights.
If we acknowledge that the 2SS is dead, then what we are left with is an apartheid state which should be subject as such to international sanctions and condemnation.
Keeping the idea of the occupation alive prevents this. Israel can and has claimed that it is democratic and the occupied territories present a situation yet to be solved, a situation which in no way alters its
No, there is one state encompassing all and it should be condemned as an apartheid state. An apartheid state cannot be a democratic state.