If Israel wants to hang onto a certain bit of land forever isn't the LOGICAL thing to do be to play dirty. Take advantage of the fact that it controls this land right now so don't give that up so you can play fair .. nobody believes in chivalry in this part of the world EVERYBODY is in it for themselves and so if Israel is going to put its own interest first its not going to play fair and will do everything possible to create a reality on the ground that favors Israels interests. As for the idea of a single state other than Israel its probably the solution that just about every country in the world wants ( Obama especially ) but can't call for because its to politically risky. At the end of the day though if Israel says its not acceptable then its not going to happen ... Israels is the only voice that matters on that issue. The ideal solution for the region would be the palestinians to all become Jordanians no palestinian entity which is doomed to fail long term. Jordan has everything needed for a successful palestinian state ( lots of land, recources, decent economy, a military, stable government and best of all 80% of the population are already palestinians. The 2 state idea gives the arabs a state about 6000km with a growing population, shortage of natural recources like water, shortage of agricultural land, in 2 halves & Israel will reserve the right to close any corridor that passes through its land. Its all nice and simple on paper but when the party is over and the state comes into existence suddenly it will go from being a theoretical entity to a real state with lots of real problems so in terms of practicality a palestinian state in Jordan is the ideal solution for everybody.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)