Modern StatesThe delegitimizers of Israel write off the state as a latecoming creation of the colonial powers into a long established Arab/Muslim neighbourhood. The pageInternational Law shows that Iraq, Lebanon and Syria were all products of the same process that created present day Israel.
Counter this argument by looking at the establishment of all the Middle East states.
|Nation / State||Year Established|
|Israel (ancient)||2410BCE Joshua leads Israel from Exodus into promised land.|
1020BCE King Saul - King David 1005-965 BCE
|Israel (modern)||1948 from British Mandate and League of nations and United Nations resolution.|
|Jordan||1950 as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan|
1946 as Independant Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan
1922 as Emirate of Jordan
|Syria||1946 (French Mandate)|
|Lebanon (ancient)||5000BCE (?)|
|Lebanon (modern)||1943 (French Mandate)|
|Egypt (Ancient)||3150 BCE|
|Egypt (modern)||1952 Declaration of Republic|
1922 Independence from British Empire
|Iraq||2010 America pulls out and leaves new government in charge|
1958 Republic established
1920 created by Great Britain (British Mandate for Mesopotamia)
|Oman||Late 18th century - Sultanate established|
|Pakistan||1956 as Islamic republic|
1947 from Britain
|Palestine||Palestine is not (yet) a nation or a state, even though it has a flag, national anthem, embassies of many nations* in Ramallah and what is effectively Palestine's embassy in Washington among other trappings of a state. Palestine is an aspiration of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (Terrorists) that is creeping towards becoming a nation.|
But just remember that Palestine did not exist in Bible times!
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