True- Isreal has made it clear that no part of Jerusalem will be turned over to the PLO. Some things were said that appeared that they would accept some sort of “free city” under UN control for some portion. However- at Camp David, pre-Sharon, they pretty well offered the PLO a “Palestine” with everything BUT Jerusalem- and indicated that some discussions abot that could be continued. But the PLO is a terrorist organization, founded upon hatred & terrorism. These guys simply can NOT accept ANY offer from Isreal. Any olive branch, except a complete destruction of Isreal with be spurned. They are TERRORISTS, understand? They don’t know what do to with peace, and most of them will be powerless has beens once their is peace. As long as they can keep “bombing schoolbuses” they are popular heroes & leaders. But these kinda dudes are not suited to running a nation, it is clear that the only thing keeping even a semblance of a “palestine” is the hatred of Isreal, and the lionization of terrorist thugs. Once they have only themself to blame for the poor habitat they keep their people in, there will be changes.
Note- there is no “palestine”. There wasn’t really one before Isreal, either. Thus, really, there are no “palestinians”. They are not a separate political or ethnic enity from their neighboring arab brothers. True, there is a nascent “palestinian state”, a semi-autonomous area run by the PLO, and to say otherwise is also playing word games.
That being said- sure, there are several historical acts where Isreal has had the blood of innocents on it’s hands, also. They are hardly blameless.