are subject to facts. The reason why the word STATE wasn't used was because England and France determined that they wanted to keep the Middle East for themselves. If they used the word STATE, that would imply a freedom from colonial overlordship. Why did France and England draw the boundaries? Because they won the war! When the Ottoman Empire disintegrated there were no Middle East boundaries. Boundaries are created when the armies stop fighting. Israel and Egypt have a peaceful border. Syria attacked Israel from the Golan and lost the war, and the heights. Syria also lost Mt. Hermon. Syria should learn from Germany, who also was defeated in war and lost territory and had part of its population relocated. Jordan (Palestine) seems to have agreed to the Jordan river as its boundary with Israel, after expelling as many "Palestinians" as it could. All wars since the founding of the UN shouldn't have happened, but they did.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Jordan's Abdullah: Israel trying to rid Jerusalem of Arabs