@Moshe " Israel's neighboring Arab states held a policy that these lines were NOT borders". Correct they were Armistice Demarcation Lines. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • talknic
    • 09.07.13 | 07:21 (IDT)

    In 1948 Israel was recognized exactly as it ASKED TO BE recognized “MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.” Israel has never legally acquired any other territory.

    from the article: Netanyahu's absurd demand for recognition of a Jewish state
    First published 03:59 08.07.13 | Last updated 03:59 08.07.13
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