Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

When it comes to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, many believe that if Israel would only allow the Palestinians to have their own state, peace would finally reside over the Middle East. However, this is not a new idea. Since 1936, the Israelis have offered just that on five different occasions, and on each occasion the offers have been rejected by the Palestinians. Those rejections have been followed by aggression from the Palestinians that have resulted in thousands of deaths. David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, offers this thought, “If you’re interested in peace in the Middle East, maybe the answer is not to pressure Israel to make yet another offer of a state to the Palestinians. Maybe the answer is to pressure the Palestinians to finally accept the existence of a Jewish state.”

Learn more about Palestinian rejection of the two-state solution in “Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?”