Note that the title of this article is modelled (intentionally?) after a Golda Meir quote: "How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." ? Golda Meir, March 8, 1969. The Israelis use the same excuses all the time.
U.S. Supreme Court denies Kentucky clerk request on gay marriage licenses (Reuters)
from the article: No one to give them back to