I find it strange that the Arabs didn't push for statehood while the Left bank was under Jordan rule. The arabs counrties tried to drive Israel into the sea with the 1967 war. The Left Bank was taken over by Israel. Jordan never asked for it back. However now that the arabs were under Israel rule they began calling themselves Palestines and wanted the Left Bank for a new state of Palestine. Maybe they should have thought before going to war with Israel. Israel would be insane to give up the Left Bank to people that have sworn to destroy Israel.
from the article: Will Palestinian leadership keep the ball rolling toward statehood?