With older students, you might want to take things a step further:
Israel sees its restrictions on Palestinians as necessary to prevent terrorism, which throughout history has been a major concern in the region. Back in 2007, for example, the Islamic militant group Hamas staged a violent takeover of the Gaza strip. And in 2012, Israel launched an offensive in Gaza in response to what it perceived as “relentless” Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel.
Critics of Israeli policies have argued, however, that the status of Palestinians in the West Bank is similar to the experiences of Black Africans during the period of South African apartheid , which involved laws and policies promoting racial segregation. (Apartheid laws and policies were in place for nearly 50 years, from 1948-1994.) Critics also have suggested a possible parallel with the United States' post-Civil War period of racial unrest, beginning in 1865 and involving “Jim Crow” laws that were put in place to enforce racial segregation.
After the 1967 Arab–Israeli war , the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed resolution 242 calling for Israeli withdrawal from the territories occupied during the war, in exchange for "termination of all claims or states of belligerency" and "acknowledgement of sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every state in the area". The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which had been formed in 1964, strongly criticized the resolution, saying that it reduced the question of Palestine to a refugee problem.  :18