Lebanon is tragically not a functioning democracy; but a nation under Syrian occupation- no different than Iraqi occupation of Kuwait until its US led liberation in 1991. Lebanon was not liberated from Syria because Lebanon has no oil, so the world choose to look the other way.
Israeli citizens, including Jews, Christian and Muslim, are all full Israeli citizens. 20%, or just over a million, of Israelâ€™s population is Arab Muslims, not to be confused with those under occupation, and enjoy full legal equality. Naturally, citizenship bestows certain rights which noncitizens, by its very definition, do not (the Arabs in the occupied territories). Israel is not a colonial state and makes no claim to have or ever have any such colonies; for colonialism is an affront to everything Israeli society stands for. The occupied territories will remain under occupation until those under occupation end the hostilities and terrorism against Israel. Unfortunately, Israel unintentionally wound up unleashing ruthless tyrannical dictator (Arafat) over those in the occupied territories which has seriously deteriated the fate of those under occupation.