there has never been a palestinian state. the territories of gaza and of the west bank of the jordan have never been sovereign in many hundreds of years. the legal status of these territories is at this point disputed. if the palestinians want a state, they need to sit down to direct negotiations with israel. obama cannot give them a state. even fayyad knows that.
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from the article: Where is Obama's Plan B for Mideast peace?