Official state religions? you mean the uk's laws are from the bible? or are they secular? the uk doesn't recognize itself as the christian nation of england. even here in italy where the vatican is, while the vatican is it's own separate entity, we don't call italy the catholic state of italy, on the contrary most of us are secular. why do you care how to be recognized and second why do you want the palestinians to declare you as a jewish state? that's up to you. i think you are just doing this as a way to delay negotiations with them.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel, Palestinians trade blame for stalled peace talks