In November 1947 the UN resultion 181 partitioned what was left of the British Mandate for Palestine into “independent Arab and Jewish States”. The Arabs refused to accept the partition, declared war and invaded. Mr. Tibi might not like it, but Israel is nonethless the Jewish State. What happened in 1947/48 to the "independent Arab" state? It was invaded, taken over, and annexed by Jordan. Too bad for the Palestinians.
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