the first 19 of those years were under Jordanian and Egyptian occupation. If they had allowed a Pal state, the Pals could have the same state they're fighting so hard for now all along. Blame games are besides the point but if they are to be played, both sides have ample supply to work with.
French tourist arrested for waving Israeli flag on Temple Mount (Haaretz)
from the article: A visit to the jungle