“Palestine” does not exist. The English word “Palestine” comes from the Latin Palaestina, the name the emperor Hadrian gave to the Land of Israel after the Romans crushed the Second Jewish Revolt in 135 C.E. Out of spite, he renamed the province after the Jews’ ancient enemies in Biblical times: the Philistines, invaders from the Aegean islands. In fact, the Latin word Palaestina comes from the Hebrew p’lish’tim (פְּלִישְׁתִים)—meaning “invaders.” In later centuries, only foreigners called the land “Palestine.” Therefore, no legitimate media outlet should ever use the term “Palestine”—because it does not exist.
The “Palestinians” are Arabs. The “Palestinian people” do not exist as a separate ethnic, let alone national, group. They are Arabs. Prior to Israel’s independence, they claimed that they were residents of “Greater Syria,” as they were under the Ottoman Empire. They referred to themselves as Arabs as late as 1964, when the PLO was founded with the assistance of the KGB.
The “West Bank” is Judea and Samaria. The “West Bank” only refers to the west bank of the Jordan River. It is actually Judea and Samaria, the heartland of ancient Israel, where Jews have lived continuously since Biblical times. It was never called the “West Bank” prior to 1967, when Israel captured it defensively from Jordanian military aggression.
A “two-state solution” does not exist. A “two-state solution” is impossible because one side openly intends to commit genocide against the other—and has formally rejected such an arrangement seven times: in 1917, 1937, 1947, 1948, 2000, 2005, and 2008.
What is the solution? The only long-term solution is the total military destruction of all neighboring Islamic terrorist organizations (as well as Iranian nuclear capability); the re-annexation of Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip; and the transfer of all Arabs who refuse Israeli citizenship to nearby Arab countries like Egypt, Jordan, and the Gulf States.