On Nov 30 1947 the UN mandated the State of Israel. At the same moment the UN mandated the State of Palestine. Two states with defined borders. Following that the UN required both states to choose a leader. Six months later on May 14 1948 Israel announced to the world that they had elected David Ben-Gurion as their leader and declared their state based on the territory mandated to them. The following day the State of Israel was attacked. Was that okay in your books Tony ?
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