Jordan - established by the British and Hashemites with a capital at Amman. Iraq - established by the British. Egypt - established by the British Syria - established by the French Lebanon - established by the French ... You are confusing ethnic nation states (like Israel and various countries in Europe) with what passes for a state in the Middle East. The borders and initial rulers of nearly every state in the Middle East have been defined by its foreign creators.
4.2-scale earthquake felt in Dead Sea, Jerusalem area (Haaretz)
from the article: The Palestinian state of Ishmael, as envisioned by Rehavam Ze’evi