Being a simple pragmatist, I just can't find one single reason to support a newly invented Arab state run by unrepentant terrorists in, or alongside of Israel. There is no history of a "Palestinian People." Just look it up. The name "Palestine" was put on maps thousands of years ago by Hadrian, who was an invader and wanted to disguise the Jewish identity of this Land. He changed the maps by erasing/deleting Judea and replacing it with "Palestine."
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, before the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews living here were called "Palestinians" for that reason. Arabs were just called by their cities or their former homes, like Syrians, Egyptians and Lebanese. Jordan, was also a total invention by the British to sabotage its Mandate to establish a Jewish State, but that's another story. It's also connected to the reason I do not support the idea that "Jordan is Palestine."
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his fokokt, thinking himself too smart to get snarled, attempt to prevent a terror state called Palestine by tagging onto it all sorts of impossible conditions is making a potentially fatal mistake. Most people don't go looking at the details, and for POTUS Trump, a mega businessman, they are just points for negotiations and compromise.
I find the poll written about in Israellycool to be very frightening and should be a wake-up call to those who think that Bibi knows what he's doing:
45% of Americans support, 42% oppose Palestinian statehoodRemember that the aim of the so-called Palestinian leadership is the destruction of the State of Israel replacing it with Palestine, Gd forbid.
As has long been the case, Democrats and Republicans have sharply differing views on establishing a Palestinian state. Currently, 61% of Democrats, 50% of independents and 25% of Republicans are in favor.
From a long-term perspective, Democrats' and independents' views have been fairly steady, while Republicans' support has varied. Still, Republicans have been consistently less supportive than Democrats, except in 2003, coinciding with an effort by then-President George W. Bush to broker a peace deal that involved Palestinian statehood.
Add this to the article I posted Saturday night: