The time has come to re–define the notional context in which the plight of the Palestinians is perceived. Indeed, whether the resolution of the Palestinian problem is impossibly difficult or trivially simple is almost entirely a matter of the terms in which it is defined.
In principle there are two major ways of approaching the Palestinian issue. On the one hand, it can be addressed in political terms; on the other, in humanitarian ones — i.e. either as the problem of Palestine, or as the problem of Palestinians. If the former approach is adopted, no solution is possible, if the latter is adopted, solutions are eminently feasible.