Errr, Paul, it was the Mandatory Power that had the authority to "create a state" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 12.06.13 | 02:30 (IDT)

    Note the very first sentence of UNGA Res 181, which makes plain that the Partition Plan was being brought *to* the UN *by* the Mandatory Power. So the UN wasn't "creating a state", it was merely consenting to the Mandatory's own plan to partition its Mandate into two successor states. The Mandatory definitely had that authority, subject *only* to the "consent" of its supervising body, which in 1947 was.... the UNGA.

    from the article: Europe, stop appeasing Israel: Settlement goods are not 'Made in Israel'
    First published 16:26 11.06.13 | Last updated 16:26 11.06.13
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