"The question is if there existed an Israel before 1948. The historical, legal and logical answer is yes." (Rob) The only Israel I know, which existed before 1948 was the Kingdom whose last king was called Hoshea. Is that the same Israel which, in May 1949, was admitted to full membership in the United Nations Organization, with all the Rights, but also the Obligations that go with it? Anyone would answer NO, provided, of course, he is in his right senses.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
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