"Israel" is a biblical collective noun for the Jewish people. "Jewish State" is mentioned several times in both the 1947 UN Partition Plan and in the 1948 Israel Declaration of Independence. So the UN and every nation that has diplomatic recognition of Israel recognizes it as a Jewish State. Nonsensical to recognize the independence ofa country, and then turn around and claim that you - not they - have a right to define what kind of state it is. Every country recognizing Israel's independence automatically recognizes its right to be a Jewish State - ipso facto.
Abbas to urge UN to pressure Israel to permit entrance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (Haaretz)
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