the United States provided the Jews with weapons before 1948. But, if we did, that just proves my point that Israel didn't need the UN. Like I said, the Jews would have tried to form a state in Palestine with or without the UN's help and the U.S. would have recognized that state with or without the UN existing. Furthermore, the latest move to make Palestine a non-member observer state really isn't a departure from 181. 181 would have created the two-state solution that the Palestinians are now clamouring for if the Palestinian Arabs at the time had accepted it.
"The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests." - Charlie Reese