forgot the comma "Israel was declared, and approved by the UN." The Declaration of Independence of Israel states that Israel is the homeland for the Jewish people. The recognition of Israel by the UN surely takes this declaration into account. It is still a fact that the Jordanians occupied and illegally annexed the west bank of the Jordan river after the war with the new Israel and this annexation was recognized by only two countries.
Suspect Bangkok bomber arrested, found with possible bomb-making materials (Reuters)
from the article: What was forgotten that morning