T: "GA 181 accomplished what it could accomplish under GA authority; it ENDED the Mandate." No, the UN GA had no AUTHORITY other than to give consent to the Mandatory's request for a change of terms i.e. the REPLACEMENT of the terms of the Mandate with the terms of the Partition Plan. Those new terms indicated how and when the Mandate ENDED; it ended with two nations, one arab and one jewish, on May 16 1948. ALL executive power lay with the Mandatory - no-one else - and after the vote Britain was STILL the Mandatory. The timetable fot the end of the Mandate was set to be the end of the Mandatory's role, and THAT was when two nations were to be created; one arab, and one jewish. Since events conspired to allow only ONE of those states to be created then the conditions to end the Mandate were not met i.e. the LEGAL provisions of the Partition Plan are still in effect until both the Pals and the Israelis come to a final agreement and the arab state is created.
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