I'm going to go ahead and argue against this one from the opposite side of Dream.
First of all, the average Palestinian (overall) is actually in a better
position than the average Egyptian. The Palestinians have higher literacy rates, higher life expectancies, and a higher Human Development Index (which includes those two metrics among others). As much as the media might regularly put the Palestinians on center-stage, they've stayed well above much of the middle-east under Israeli occupation.
Now, this doesn't necessarily apply to Gaza, especially ever since Hamas took over, but it should put things in perspective.
Moving onto security. One of the benefits is that the Jordanians and Egyptians would apparently be able to better take care of the security situation vis a vis the Palestinians. They wouldn't - they've tried. A quick google search of the Lebanese civil war is a prime example of a worst-case scenario situation of what happens when an Arab state tries to quell the Palestinians. The best case scenario can be found by googling the events of Black September in Jordan. The former resulted in over 100,000 dead over a decade long war. The latter also resulted in a conflict, but the Jordanians ended it rather quickly after essentially killing off over 5,000 Palestinians within what I believe was about 2 weeks.
Israel's tendency to try to limit civilian casualties as much as possible doesn't exist in situations where the Palestinians are against their Arab brethren. If they screw around, they will not
hesitate to crush them mercilessly. I guess, arguably, that is a better job of ensuring the Palestinians comply, but I doubt it's what we're looking for.
So, win-win-win-win? Not so sure.
The Palestinians don't win - they don't get a state, they don't get *that* much of an improvement in their life, and they lose all nationalist claims.
The Egyptians & Jordanians don't really win either - they now have to deal with a potentially hostile populace, the ramifications of which are potentially devastating for themselves *and* the Palestinians.
And Israel? I guess Israel mostly does win... But even that's probably mostly in the short-term - see Lebanon as an example of what happens when Israel gives up control of hostile territory...
Dream wrote:...And considering Lebanon's experience, who wants to share more border with Israel?
We do, for the record, realize Israel already shares extensive borders with both Egypt and Jordan with basically no problems whatsoever?