I have many years of experience in Middle East & No. Africa, going back to 1949. Originally, I was not in favor of an Israeli state. Not because I felt any annymosity for Jews - in fact, I felt the opposite. I served in WWII in Europe and know what terrible atrocities were committed against Jews. We, Amercans, would not accept Jewish refugee prior to WWII - a terrible mistake.
My oppostion was the manneer in whcih the politicians of the WEST established the state. Palestinians might compared in some ways to what we did to Japanese Americans. Palestinains were murdered, their lands and busiensses stolen.
However, Irael is a reality and the Arabs must recognize the new makeup of the Middle East. Irael has improved living conditions