Do you know what the population of Palestine was in the 18th century when that phrase was coined, - about 400k; The population of what is today Israel was 200k. Do you know what the population of Israel/Palestine is today. Even accounting for the advance in technology, there was no reason the land couldn't accept more immigration. While oversated and insensitive, taken in the context of the time it is understandble.
Death toll in Ankara blasts rises to 86 (AP)
from the article: Patriotism sans borders