This is the larger point: the scale of time.
The world was once very sympathetic to Israel. Which was created out of the horror of WW II.
But now world opinion has switched. Using the uber-loaded word “apartheid” to describe Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, was once taboo. Now it;s common usage.
In our lifetimes we will not see peace in I/P. (I told my father that in 1978 after visting Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Egypt.) I was right then. I think I’m right now.
But in historical time Israel will have to face a one-state solution. Official religion will have to vanish. The nation will have to be plural.
Two states won’t work. Right of return will not be abandoned. Israel’s unimaginable military strength will not impose peace, only dominion, until the power runs out. Maybe 50 years. Maybe 100 years. Maybe 150 years.
Add to this the fading of religious identity in the western industrialized nations, and the educated generally. The first hints of this are visible in Israel, where the secular, in ever greater numbers, hate the “religious.” This a 100-year phenomenon. That is, it will take 100 years for idea of religion to loose its grip on a significant fraction of the population of ME.
But in the end either Israel becomes a federal state with no privileged religion or “people” or it will die.
Israel’s approach, like the US’s, is on the wrong side of history.