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.