"For Palestinians, it has meant suffering the humiliation of occupation, and never living in a nation of their own."
Note that the President of the United States (and former President of the Harvard Law Review) was careful not to indicate whose land was under occupation. The reason being of course, that the sovereign status of the territories is officially in dispute and subject to negotiation. Individually, both Jews and Arabs own land in Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank")."The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation."
Note also that Obama specifically delineated the Palestinians as "never living in a nation of their own". So much for the notion that their "country" was taken away from them with the Nakba of 1948.
So whose land, exactly, is under occupation?
The Arabs believe, and want the world to believe, that the Jews are illegally possessing their land. To "prove" their case, they frequently display their house keys. The Jews, on the other hand, hold the original title deed and modern rights to settle in the land. Those rights have been paid for many times over in blood, treasure, and toil.
The Arabs, on the other hand, have Reuters:
Language so blunt, it was invisible to everyone but Reuters.Obama's blunt language about the need to find an end to Israel's occupation of Arab land looked certain to be the crunch issue in his talks with Netanyahu.