An epiphany struck me late last night. I now truly understand why Israel wants the Palestinian's to accept their right to exist. Allow me to elaborate.
Israel's right to exist is at the expense of Palestine's right to existence. Therefore, how can an occupying force, such an Israel, ask the very people it occupies, the Palestinians, to accept its right to exist, when, in doing so, would be accepting Israel's continued dispossession of their land and any chance of acquiring nationhood?
Would you, for example, allow a thief to rob you and, in the same breath, ask of you his right to continually rob you until you acquiesce to his ludicrous demand? Of course not. And would you allow such a routine to continue for 62 years? The same answer shall do.