Why is this even an issue? No petition for statehood can be granted to any group without clearly defined borders and reciprocal recognition of those borders by that nations that share them. Nor can statehood be granted to any group that claims a capital that is part of another recognized nation. No group that actively sponsors and supports terrorism can receive statehood. No group that allows terrorist to operate within their area of control unchallenged (defacto support) can be granted statehood (Hamas). No group that claims to control an area, yet in reality shares control (Palestinian Authority/Hamas: http://asianconservatives.com/war/israel-crisis-hamas-palestinian-authority-sign-power-sharing-deal/) can be granted state hood. There is no Palestine. There are no borders. Jerusalem resides within Israel. This is not a workable model for statehood. Case closed.