Originally Posted by Up&Away
I would like somebody to explain to me why pre- 1967 there where no calls to Jordan which occupied the West Bank, and to Egypt which occupied Gaza, for a Palestinian state...
My guess is, at that time, as most Palestinians were a population who had been expelled from, or not allowed to return to their homes in what became Israel, and most Israelis would have been immigrants, the Palestinian state they wanted would have included Israel.
Nowadays, as most Palestinians have never set foot in Israel, and most Israelis were born in Israel, Palestinians are prepared to accept a state in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, which seems very generous indeed. But not generous enough for greedy Israel.