The so-called Palestinians don’t want a two-state solution — their preferred “solution” is one state, Palestine, inhabited solely by Muslim Arabs. This is the bedrock of their claim, that Israel is an illegitimate state made up of foreign Jewish interlopers who stole the land.
All of the major groups in the region — the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hamas, Hezbollah — have as their central tenets the destruction of Israel. That idea is enshrined in their founding charters and constitutions. They’ve never given that up.
So why are people surprised when Romney clearly understands reality, and describes it for what it is?