Why is the mantra: “Israel has the right to protect its borders”? Doesn’t every country have that right? What about the countries WE invaded?
There is a political and historical twist to that mantra. The borders of Israel have changed a number of times since 1948. Most Arabs have never recognized any borders beyond those of the 1949 Armistice Agreements. So, when Jews and Arabs talk about the borders of Israel, they are not talking about the same borders.