Sorry John, Marcus Goldstein is correct. You are not. The US and other nations did not declare Israel to be a state for the Jewish people. On 14 May 1948, under UN resolution 181, Israel declared itself the State of Israel. The US and other nations then recognized the State of Israel, and subsequently so did the UN. But you are right that ignorance is sometime(sic) overwhelming on this talkback.
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