It's important to understand the historical context here. ON SEVEN previous occasions, the Israelis have agreed to a two-state solution with virtually all the West Bank & Gaza going to the Palestinians and a fair treatment of Jerusalem for both parties. In all SEVEN instances--the most famous being the Camp David recommendation in 2000 which President Bill Clinton and Ambassador Dennis Ross negotiated in 2000 that ISRAEL AGREED TO AND ARAFAT SAID NO AND INSTEAD STARTED THE SECOND INTIFADA. The dates of these SEVEN potential two-state solutions that Israel agreed to and the Palestinians rejected follow: 1938--British Peel Commission recommending two states--Israel said yes; Arab states and Palestinians said NO!!! 1947--UN Resolution creating two states--Israel was established; Arab states and Palestinians said NO!!! Six Arab states invaded Israel instead of accepting a two-state solution. 1949-1967--Anytime during this period, Egypt and Jordan could have established a Palestinian state on the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. They chose NOT to do so. 1967--Israel said they would give back the captured territories right after the Six-Day War. Arabs at Khartoum said NO!!! 2000--Camp David Proposal by US--Israel said yes; Yassir Arafat said NO!! 2001--Taba Proposal--Israel said yes; Arafat said NO!! 2008--Israel offered a two state solution similar to the Clinton/Ross proposal; Abbas said NO!!!
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from the article: Netanyahu can end the occupation