...by the 'vowel-less Doc". The war in question was purely and simply because as Israel declared independence under UN res 181 (over the objections of all neighbouring countries and without consulting the indigenous population) it was already in occupation of vast tracts and ethnically cleansing in the area set aside for 'the others'. Before any further recognition, Israel needs to abide by the UN Charter and a host on UN resolutions and retreat to its mandated borders. Truth be told it IS all about settlements.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)