I just saw a picture of the President of the Palestinian Authority handing a bid for statehood to the head of the UN , and a light went on in my head. Didn't the UN already grant statehood to the Palestinians in 1948 covering even more territory? As I recall the Palestinians rejected it.
Further from 1948 to 1967, didn't two Arab countries control the very territory the Palestinians now want for their state? What happened to the Palestinian state during that time?
Yes, I know many will say the past is irrelevant, but I still believe it is a very relevant factor in understanding the complete situation which most people today either aren't even aware or have forgotten or have chosen to ignore.