then it’s a territory of the non-state entity of Palestine…
Broadcast to the nation by Prime Minister Ben-Gurion- on Sabbath- 15 May 1948 The State of Israel was established yesterday and its Provisional Government has already turned to the nations of the world, great and small, in the East and in the West, announcing its existence and its desire to co-operate with the United Nations in the interests of international peace and progress. We have received unofficial reports that several countries have recognised the State of Israel. The first official recognition came from the government of the United States of America.
1) The statement Israel issued on declaring Sovereign Statehood and on which the majority of the International Community of States granted recognition to Israel, over riding the Arab State’s legal objections.
Letter from the Agent of the Provisional Government of Israel to the President of the United States, May 15, 1948 “MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to notify you that the state of Israel has been proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947, and that a provisional government has been charged to assume the rights and duties of government for preserving law and order within the boundaries of Israel, for defending the state against external aggression, and for discharging the obligations of Israel to the other nations of the world in accordance with international law. The Act of Independence will become effective at one minute after six o’clock on the evening of 14 May 1948, Washington time.” Also available as PDF from the Truman Library Research attrib
DETAILED Partition Map.
(dotted blue lines) Overlay for Google Earth – Including the detailed text of the recommended boundaries. The boundaries Israel declared and were acknowledged by the majority of the International Community of nations.
Link to this section http://wp.me/pDB7k-sa#British_recognition
The British recognition, based on the above, the law and Israel’s armistice AGREEments
2) His Majesty’s Government have also decided to accord de jure recognition to the State of Israel, subject to explanations on two points corresponding to those described above in regard to the case of Jordan. These points are as follows. First, that His Majesty’s Government are unable to recognise the sovereignty of Israel over that part of Jerusalem which she occupies, though, pending a final determination of the status of the area, they recognise that Israel exercises de facto authority in it. Secondly, that His Majesty’s Government cannot regard the present boundaries between Israel, and Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Lebanon as constituting the definitive frontiers of Israel, as these boundaries were laid down in the Armistice Agreements concluded severally between Israel and each of these States, and are subject to any modifications which may be agreed upon under the terms of those Agreements, or of any final settlements which may replace them.
Israel has NEVER legally annexed ANY territory outside it’s Declared Sovereign boundaries, and there has never been any final settlements, between Israel and the non-state entity of Palestine or the Arab States, to replace them
The Palestinians have never in the entire history of the region been able to declare independence because there has ALWAYS been some other entity in control of part or all of their territories. By the end of the British Mandate (occupation), when they should have been able to declare independence, if they wished. (independence is by it’s nature a completely unilateral, independent, decision). However, there were already Jewish forces in control of territories slated for the new Arab State, making it impossible for them to declare independence, simply because they were not and are still not, free of another entity’s control.