Michael Medved's latest Townhall article gives a great explanation of why Israel has the right to claim her land, and why the Palestinians don't. He compares Israel's claim to the land to America's claim, and makes it irrefutable that this land has historically belonged to Israel.
The fact that so much of the world has fought so hard against Israel's right to exist, both historically and in modern times, demonstrates the spiritual opposition she faces as God's chosen people. No other nation on earth has faced this kind of determination to wipe her off the map.
Israel, in spite of her imperfections, deserves our respect and our prayers.