Actually, the very first settlers in America were British, French, and Spanish, with a few Dutch thrown in. Americans didn't emerge until a couple hundred years later. In any case, that was centuries ago. You know that Israel has no argument if that one keeps getting dusted off and reused. The idea is to find a fair and peaceful solution to the current situation, and not to scan the history books for bad examples to follow.
from the article: U.S.: Israel plan to build in East Jerusalem harms peace process