Con't " On 9 August (1946), he met with the president's assistant, David Niles, " who informed (him), moved to tears, that the president had accepted the entire plan and had instructed (Dean) Acheson to transmit an appropriate message to the British Government." Also, Chaim Weizmann was very influential upon Truman towards creating the State of Israel. So I think in 1948, we had various opinions in the U.S. administration and also within the pre-Israeli administration and Ben Gurion. What does this have to do with the Palestinians? My personal opinion is that there's been enough bloodshed for the region and a negotiated agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is preferrable, and the Road Map should be just fine as a framework process to the deal.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state