One of Jews greatest moments was blowing up the King David Hotel (pre-independance) with the rougue British officers left in the wreckage, which led to the cowardly British leaving the scene. Israel the nation was formed shortly thereafter. It's been uphill for Israel ever since.
Abbas to urge UN to pressure Israel to permit entrance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. withdraws UN Annapolis resolution after Israel objects