After 69 years, some of Israel’s original supporters are its key economic allies - www.jewishaz.com: Israel

After 69 years, some of Israel’s original supporters are its key economic allies

Sean Savage/JNS | Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:30 am

Throughout the seven decades since it declared independence, Israel has waged an ongoing struggle for legitimacy, navigating the global arena to find its place among the nations.

While many factors went into Israeli independence, the United Nations Partition Plan of 1947 and subsequent Resolution 181 laid the foundation. As with any contentious vote, there was significant lobbying and horse trading involved. But ultimately, 33 countries voted in favor, securing the necessary two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly for the establishment of a Jewish and Arab state in the former British Mandate of Palestine.

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