The Saudis would like people to believe this. And so would the Americans in their own way; and the Israelis in their own way. American Presidents have talked about a Palestinian State for more than 20 years now going back to Jimmy Carter. It's all been deception and political expediency. Reality for the Palestinians has gotten continually worse. It's not hard today to talk about a "Palestinian State". Israeli Prime Minister, including Sharon himself have done so. But the kind of "Palestinian State" they are talking about is more for their own benefit than for the Palestinians. Indeed in today's political environment, and with today's "realities on the ground", the "Palestinian State" being talked about is a great danger for the Palestinian people.