Palestine was an artificial construct invented by the Soviet Union. The Palestine Liberation Organization was created in 1964 when the USSR was still going strong.
As someone who lives in Jerusalem, I believe that Israel can have peace with the Palestinians but not with a Palestinian state. Prime Minister Netanyahu — and I am convinced that he is doing this with the encouragement of President Trump — has been doing a fantastic job of finessing the Palestinian entity and developing relationships with Arab and Muslim countries from Western Africa to the corners of South Asia.
Iran’s bullying is making it possible for Israel to develop not only covert, but even overt relationships with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Dubai, and other countries in the region, under the rule that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Some 20% of Israel is Muslim. Many Israelis, including myself, interact with them on a daily basis and invariably those interactions are pleasant. When Israel is able to annex Judea and Samaria (a/k/a the West Bank), grant citizenship to the Arabs who live there if they want it, and vigorously enforce the laws against civil insurrection, murder, etc., I am convinced that the Palestinian nationalists will go the way of the South Moluccans (remember them?). In my opinion, we are several years away from that happening. Meanwhile, as Israel integrates more into the world and continues to grow more confident, it becomes more appealing on an individual basis for Palestinian arabs to want to join us.
Yes...... You have described the new game
What about Gaza and the people million+ who live in UNRWA camps? Surely Israel cannot absorb these populations along with the population of the West Bank.
I have no idea what the “deal of the century” will be, but I imagine that even if it carved out a Palestinian nationstate in the West Bank that the Palestinians themselves would reject any attempt to absorb these refugees en mass.