In your post, you have stated your position 2 times without stating your reasons why except to say it is absurd/what idiots believe.Originally posted by: palehorse74
Anyone who believes that Israel is driven by "expansionist" ideals, or has expansionist goals, is a complete idiot.
Its quite well known (at least outside the US) that Israel is using its occupied territories as a colonial settlement. Resources like land for farming, water are taken at the expense of the Palestinians. Palestine is a market for Israeli goods and Palestinians are taxed but receive relatively less social benefits compared to Israelis.
Water crisis in Gaza
There is also a religious right in Israel that is driven by a messianic vision of redeeming the entire land of Eretz Israel. This entails Israeli settlers occupying every inch of Palestinian WB/Gaza of course and so it is an expansionist vision.