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.
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. withdraws UN Annapolis resolution after Israel objects