Originally Posted by webfusion
It is true that there are currently no (very) clear, legally well defined borders for the state of Israel.
However, it seems that the (pre-)1967 border or 1949 "Green Line" is implicitly recognized by the United Nations as the official border of Israel, recognized by most of the international community.
The French wikipedia writes, in its article "Borders of Israel":
United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 (December 2016) says:
This is a way of telling implicitly that the 1967 line is the internationally recognized (or, at least, "desired") border of Israel.
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (that you quote) itself explains (see https://mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy...20general.aspx
In other words, Israel was admitted only because it had accepted (together with its Arab neighbours) the 1949 border (even though it was viewed at the time as the a "demarcation line", see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Line_(Israel)
, but there no big difference between a demarcation line and a border). This might be viewed as a U.N. approval of the 1949 Green Line.
It seems clear to me (and we are not yet seeing the end of this conflict) that Arabs and Israelis, who are constantly fighting, need to be told by the international community, not just what their legal border is not
, but actually what their legal border is