Most people, including me, accept Israel as a state with a Jewish majority. No problem with that, and that's all 181 meant. What it did not mean was turning Israel into an ethnocracy with non-Jews as second class citizens. So in that context recognizing "The Jewish State" IS a crazy new conecpt of Bibi's.
Iranian president awards nuclear deal team medals of honor (AP)
from the article: Netanyahu says there's no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict