Is Israel expanding?
Yes. The UN has told it to go back to its 1967 borders.
To be precise, the UN has said no such thing, and there aren't any borders from before 1967, only ceasefire lines the 1948 War of [Israel's] Independence where the agreement stated that such lines have no political or legal significance and do not prejudice future negotiations on boundaries.
But to address the question, the size of Israel has grown and shrunk over last 100 years.
To begin with, the area known as Palestine stretched from the Mediterranean to the borders of Mesopotamia (now Iraq). The League of Nations (the fore-runner to the UN) designated Palestine as a National Homeland for Jews.
SHRUNK: The British was given responsibility for Palestine (their Mandate) and promptly gifted half of it to the Emir Abdullah, then known as Trans-Jordan.
SHRUNK: UN resolution proposed a partition plan for the remaining half between Jews and Arabs, which the Arabs inside the British Mandate of Palestine and outside rejected. The Palestinian Jews declared Independence within the proposed partition, and the Arab armies attacked, and lost.
GREW: Legally, it is unlawful to acquire territory by conquest, but an exception is made when territory is captured during a defensive war (see precedents of Sudetenland and Koenisberg).
SHRUNK: Gaza was illegally annexed by Egypt, and Judea and Sumaria by Jordan.
GREW: In 1967, Egypt and surrounding Arab armies massed on the 1948 ceasfire lines and threatened to annihilate Israel. Israel launched an pre-emptive attack against Egypts airforce and Jordan and Syria joined in the fighting. Syria lost the Golan heights, Jordan the West Bank and Egypt the Sinia and Gaza.
SHRUNK: Israel gave Sinia back in echange for peace with Egypt. Egypt didn't want Gaza, but that was withdrawn from voluntarily in 2005.
This question is based on mistaken supposition, namely that Palestinians approve of Israel expanding its territory. They do not. The lead negotiators for Fatah are willing to allow the Jewish State of Israel to occupy the 78% of the Mandate that they controlled after the armistice in 1949, but no additional lands, save for landswaps. Hamas refuses to accept anything less than 100% of the Mandate and the end of the State of Israel.
Yes. There will be a peace process and as Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu will lead it. But, the peace process is for public consumption outside of Israel. Israel is powerful and has no need of peace from the Palestinians. Israel's true interest is in expanding it's borders and ethnically cleansing the Palestinians. Peace is generations away.
That's because the Universe really is expanding. It started as a "big bang", where all the matter and energy in the Universe was concentrated in a tiny space, smaller than an atom - at a tremendous temperature and pressure. From there it started expanding, and continues expanding to this day. That's because the Universe really is expanding. It started as a "big bang", where all the matter and energy in the Universe was concentrated in…
It is quite clear, from the Doppler effect, that the Universe is expanding. It is quite clear, from the Doppler effect, that the Universe is expanding. It is quite clear, from the Doppler effect, that the Universe is expanding. It is quite clear, from the Doppler effect, that the Universe is expanding.
No. Islamic State has made clear that it will eventually target Israel, but it is currently focusing its efforts in maintaining and expanding its current territories in Syria and Iraq. Additionally, while Islamic State controls some parts of Syria along the border with the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, it has no supply lines between its main centers of power and those border areas because there are miles of Assad and FSA controlled territories in between.
If scientists say the universe is everything and the universe is always expanding then what is the universe expanding into?
It is not exactly expanding into anything. The galaxies are moving apart from each other, from which we can infer that the universe is expanding. Theoretically, this is a result of the Big Bang, in which the universe began when all matter was compacted into a very tiny sum, and then exploded apart in a very big bang, and as a result is still expanding today.
Humans don't know if the entire universe is expanding. When we say the universe is ever expanding we mean the observable universe is ever expanding The universe is every expanding because the stars billions and billions light-years away from us finally have their light reach the Earth. We eventually find these "newly discovered stars" and record the down so we know about them.