There should be no such "protest" for the following reasoning:
The only alleged "expansion" compared with 1948, to which the question may refer would be the following the 1967 war. There can be no logical or valid allegation of so-called "expansion" because in any event all the areas currently in question are within the Jewish ancestral homeland.
The areas taken in the 1967 war by Israel were the West Bank, Gaza, and Sinai.
Prior the 1967 war the West Bank and East Jerusalem were illegally-occupied by Jordan. Jordan expelled the Jews from East Jerusalem.
The West Bank is part of the land of prior Jewish sovereign states.
What is now East Jerusalem was the capital of those prior Jewish sovereign states.
There has never been any Palestine sovereign state by which the Palestinian Arabs could base any claim on the land of Israel.
As an attempt at "land for peace" under the Oslo Accords Israel gave the Palestinians autonomy of 40% of the West Bank - the opposite of alleged expansion!
Prior the 1967 war Gaza was illegally-occupied by Egypt.
It is land of prior Jewish sovereign states.
As an attempt at "land for peace" under the Oslo Accords Israel gave the Palestinians autonomy of the whole of Gaza - the opposite of alleged expansion!
Sinai was returned to Egyptian control.
The Jews are the indigenous people of the land of Israel:
Pro-Palestinians falsely-claim that the Palestinians were in the land first and that Israeli Jews all come from Europe, whereas the Jewish People have had unbroken presence in their ancestral homeland of Israel since Biblical times - See the “Demographic history of [Israel] Palestine”:
The Jewish People have had an unbroken presence in their ancestral homeland of Israel since Biblical times, and also previous sovereign states in the land for example the Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judea (including the West Bank and Gaza) with its capital of (what is now East) Jerusalem, and independent as at 110 BCE / 753 BH–752 BH:
Image: Map of Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judea including the West Bank and Gaza, with its capital (of what is now EAST Jerusalem aka the “Old City”) of Jerusalem, and independent as at 110 BCE / 753 BH–752 BH:
In 1967 Israel gained control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (from the previous Jordanian and Egyptian occupation respectively) and as an attempt by Israel at “land for peace” under the Oslo Accords, Israel later granted the Palestinians autonomy for part of the West Bank (40%) and the whole of the Gaza Strip, as part of a peace process which anticipated further negotiations for a peace treaty.
Therefore until any peace treaty that may say otherwise, the land remains Israel's.
Jordanian occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem:
Egyptian occupation of Gaza:
Under the Oslo Accords Israel retains full control of Area C of the West Bank (due to Palestinian breach of the Accords in failing to stop hostile acts - see further below), and in which are the Israeli homes ("settlements") permitted under the Accords.
The Oslo Accords do NOT forbid Israel from building homes / “settlements” in Area C of the West Bank.
The following extracted information about the governance and percentage of land areas of the West Bank, is from:
The Oslo II Accord covers both Gaza and the West Bank.
The Oslo Accords divided the West Bank into three administrative divisions:
Areas A, B and C:
Area A is exclusively administered by the Palestinian Authority, and is approximately 18% of the West Bank.
Area B (Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control), is administered by both the Palestinian Authority and Israel, and is approximately 22% of the West Bank.
Area C (full Israeli civil and security control), which contains the Israeli settlements, is administered by Israel.
Area C was intended to be: “... gradually transferred to Palestinian jurisdiction ...” (that is autonomy, not sovereignty) (Article XI). Under the Oslo Accords Area C remains under Israeli control because the Palestinians breached the terms of the Accords:
Source: Choose the “Oslo II Agreement” link on the following webpage:
How did the Palestinians breach the terms of the Accords?
By failing to: “... prevent acts of terrorism crime and hostilities ...” (Article XV).
This is quite clear because:
1) The Palestinian Authority lost control of Gaza to Hamas, which does not recognise the Accords, is dedicated to Israel’s destruction, and carries out hostile acts; for example numerous barrages of rockets fired at Israeli cities:
Barrage of Palestinian rockets fired into Israel in 2014 from the Gaza Strip:
2) The “Palestinian Authority” and the “Palestinian Liberation Organization” by Palestinian Law, pay a “pension” for the murder of Israeli Jewish civilians including children (see further below).
Israel has already made all the concessions that can be reasonably expected of any nation seeking peace, under the Oslo Accords – Consider: How else did the Palestinians lay their hands on 40% of the West Bank and the whole of Gaza?
Therefore politicians from anti-Israeli countries who criticize Israeli “settlements” (Israeli home-building) on the West Bank, as an “obstacle to peace”, support the Palestinian false-claim to Israeli Area C of the West Bank (to which the Palestinians are not entitled due to their breach of the Oslo Accords) within which are the Israeli homes (“settlements”) permitted under the Accords. The phrase “obstacle to peace” is also a propaganda-phrase that really means obstruction to the Palestinian ongoing war to take (steal) ALL the land of Israel and expel or murder the Jews.
When the Palestinians claim that Israel is:
> “expanding its borders by building ‘illegal-settlements’ ”,
this is the Palestinian false-claim to Israeli Area C of the West Bank, to which the Palestinians are not entitled under the Oslo Accords due to their breach of the Accords.
When the Palestinians claim they want:
> “the pre 1967 war borders”,
this is the Palestinian false-claims to: Israeli Area C and to jointly-administered Area B of the West Bank (to which the Palestinians are not entitled under the Oslo Accords due to their breach of the Accords), and to Jerusalem. Prior the 1967 war, Jordan occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem - The Palestinians cannot make claims on what they never had!
Once the Palestinians had been granted autonomy of part of the West Bank and the whole of Gaza, they since:
> Do not sincerely negotiate any peace treaty.
> Claim the whole of Israel.
> Expelled any Jewish population from all areas under Palestinian control and then falsely claimed “Apartheid” against Israel !
> Consider themselves at war with Israel.
> Attack Israeli Jewish civilians as policy including children:
Palestinians are paid a “pension” to murder Jewish Israelis including children by the Palestinian Authority (the P.A. is funded by the European Union), yet while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the ISIS murder of children in Manchester, England - see my answer at:
I hope this helps.