The UN gave the Jews a state to remedy the situation inflicted upon them by the Germans. It's time for stateless Palestinians to be able to set up their own state on their own land. That's fair. That's how most people, including your friends, see it, like it or not! What do you want to do, rule over these people in perpetuity?
Fire in Jerusalem suburb causes severe air pollution (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. envoys urge Abbas to reconsider Palestinian statehood bid