Permanent Resistance to Israel

Definition


The term "Permanent Resistance to Israel" in the Israeli-Arab context, refers to political, legal, diplomatic and military declarations and actions aimed at relinquishing the existence of the State of Israel based upon the fundamental rejection of the Jewish right to self-determination.

"Permanent Resistance" implies that the resistance to Israel is constant, even though it may be manifested in various contexts, situations and occasions. It is the practical manifestation of the phenomenon of Anti-Zionism (see Anti-Zionism).

Background

The resistance to Israel's existence (hereinafter, "resistance") is based upon the philosophical, legal or religious rejection of the right of the Jewish People to self-determination, specifically in the Land of Palestine. The resistance is fundamental in essence, deriving from Israel's mere existence (and that of the Jewish Yeshuv previously).

The nature of the resistance varies from time to time, place to place, according to the circumstances. Consequently, any appeasement of it turns out to be local, temporal and circumstantial.

Tags

Two State Solution, Diaspora Relations, Delegitimization, Partner for Peace, Emergency Management

2006-04-01

Concepts and Terms

National Security

Regional Security

The struggle against the resistance, i.e. the struggle for the realization of the Jewish right to self-determination in the Land of Palestine through the establishment of the State of Israel, has become the central effort of the Zionist movement since its outset.

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