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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Hollow Dem Opposition to Netanyahu Regime's Annexation Scheme
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On May 14, 1948, a date that will live in infamy, Harry Truman became the first world leader to recognize the newly proclaimed state of Israel — on stolen Palestinian land.
From archived US documents, he signed the following statement, saying:
"This government (the US) has been informed that a Jewish state has been proclaimed in Palestine, and recognition has been requested by the (provisional) government thereof."
"The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the new Jewish state."
The last three words were crossed out on the document, replaced by the "state of Israel."
Approved May 14, 1948
The document is in the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.
On the same date, a State Depa
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