Just wanna point that out..
Therefore Palestine does not border the Mediterranean Sea and should not be on this list.
@Corrode That's irrelevant. The point is that there is currently no sovereign country called Palestine (even though many people wish there was one). UN recognition doesn't change that fact. On the other hand, Taiwan, although recognized only by a small number of countries, is actually independent and sovereign, which is why it's considered a country on JetPunk. Sovereignty is the criterion, not recognition from other states. Similarly, Crimea is considered part of Russia because it is currently controlled by them, though most countries still consider it part of Ukraine. Although going by that logic, Somaliland, Transnistria and the like should also be considered countries since they're independent despite not being recognized as such by the rest of the world, so there's a bit of inconsistency.
After WW1, the British and French divided the Middle East along the Syke-Picot line, and created 'protectorates' of the newly-created states. Britain took Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula states, and Palestine. The Sykes-Picot agreement however divided the Ottoman vilayets of Syria, Jerusalem and Beirut (an area commonly known as Palestine). This meant that a new state named Transjordan (eg. beyond the Jordan) was created, and the rest of the three provinces were divided between Syria and a state named 'Palestine', which comprised the land that was clearly intended for the Zionist movement.
For now, it should be left out or added as a 'greyed-out'-answer.
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