Jordan's annexation was at the request of the Palestinians. i.e., not unilateral. It was annexed as a Trustee. Why should there be an outcry when it was legal? Only the Palestinians in the area that became Jordan had a right to citizenship. Only what remained of the Non-state entity of Palestine, was Palestinian. Likewise when Israel declared. Only what was left of the non-state entity of Palestine was Palestinian. There is only ONE Palestinian entity according to the UNSC (see UNSC res 1860 ) Pleasing the US President? You're living in a fantasy land. The settlements are ILLEGAL. It has nothing to do with 'pleasing' Obama. There has NEVER been a time when the Palestinians could declare Sovereignty. At no time have they ever had full control over all of their territories. Not during the British Mandate and not since. It is a pre-requisite of Sovereignty that an entity have full control of all their rightful territories.
from the article: Moshe Arens / Palestinian dream of statehood further away than ever