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The Lebanese delegate bends over the table to sign the Lebanes-Israel armistice 23 March 1949. The signing took place in Ras Nakoura in a customs house at the border. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations' General Assembly voted resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine in two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Jerusalem was to remain under international control. The State of Israel was proclamed on 14 May 1948 by the Jewish National Council and was recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union 15 and 17 May the same year. (AFP)
The Lebanese delegate bends over the table to sign the Lebanes-Israel armistice 23 March 1949. The signing took place in Ras Nakoura in a customs house at the border. On November 29, 1947, the United Nations' General Assembly voted resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine in two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Jerusalem was to remain under international control. The State of Israel was proclamed on 14 May 1948 by the Jewish National Council and was recognized by the United States and the Soviet Union 15 and 17 May the same year. (AFP)

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