[quote="chosen_people, post:18, topic:292709"]
At no point did the Arabs living under Jordanian rule in Judea and Samaria ("the west bank") or under Egypt in Gaza demonstrate and demand that these area become a "Palestinian" (Arab) state. There were no "Israeli settlements" in these areas when organizations like the P.L.O were formed in 1964 (three years before the six days war). If the Arabs wanted another state to the more than twenty they currently have, Israel has always shown that it is willing to compromise for peace. However, the problem is the existence of Israel and not additional Arab states.
You need to understand how the Arabs look at this. They were there, the UN (actually Europe) decided to put a European colony there that displaced Arabs. The Arabs were not asked, they were told it would happen.
It was typical of European colonial practice at the time, but indigenous people and those around them are bound to not like it.
Same thing happened in America, the Native Americans were not too pleased about it. The European settlers ended up killing off most of the Native Americans either on purpose or by disease and that stop the protests and Indian wars. You don't have that alternative.
In South America the Europeans came in and didn't displace the indigenous peoples, instead they ruled over them. Again, the indigenous people were not too please about it. That, in some ways is also what is happening in Israel.