How well did that work for the assimilated Jews in Germany? or Palestinians today in Israel?
So, are you implying that the British considered the Irish a separate people that could not join the British claim to a pedigree, by attempting to assimilate into British Protestantism? O.K. However, you might be making an argument for the need for a Zionist State, and an argument for the Moslem Palestinians to take the path of least resistance and assimilate into a Moslem State.
Also, you might be confusing the term "Palestinians today in Israel" for the fact that the Arabs in Israel are Israeli citizens, with representation in the Knesset. And, the occupied lands where "Palestinians" live is just land that Israel wound up with after the 1967 war with Jordan, and for security reasons could not just say, "take back this tactical land to make any future attack easier." The Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, in the view of Israel, might just be land that was always under the hegemony of Israel, a la the Pilgrims naming (Jeru)Salem, Mass. I don't expect you to give credence to that thought since you were not raised in that religious perspective, I thought. However, let's not pretend the Reformation never occurred.
There are no Palestinians in Israel proper. They are Israeli Arabs. Any other claim might just be revisionist history. Or, at least doing the grade-school recess schtick of "a do over."