On May 14, 1948, that is precisely what happened.
While there had always been a Jewish presence in their homeland for over 3,000 years, Jews had begun to return home in larger and larger numbers beginning in the late 1800s. The world's conscience was finally pricked after Hitler murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, and people began to recognize the hatred and insanity of anti-Semitism for what it was.
Against that murderous back drop, the League of Nations divided up that portion of the Middle East to carve out a place where Jews could live in peace in their homeland, but the Arabs got the lion's share in the end. The League of Arab Nations eventually wound up with 13 million square kilometers of land, while Israel only retained 23,000 square kilometers, bordered on the west and south by two hostile groups of Arab Muslims bent on their destruction. Even this tiny area, which is about the size of Palawan or New Jersey, was being denied them.
Nothing is more revealing than the admissions made by Arab leaders at the time of the true motivation for their claims on the Holy Land:
"This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Muslims have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Muslims consecrated these lands to Muslim generations till the Day of Judgement.” (The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, 18 August 1988, Article Three)
(Note: this is why Jihadis continue to claim that they will reconquer Spain, the Philippines and other such countries which have since liberated themselves from invading and slave-trading Muslims.)
But will Israel's neighboring Arabs numbering over 350 million ever triumph over Israel's tiny nation of 8 million -- which figure, by the way, includes 1.5 million Arab Israelis -- and wipe them off the face of the earth as many of them swear they will do?
It would have been wise for the warmongers from 1947 until today to hear what else YHWH had to say through His prophet:
What is Palestine? Who are the Palestinians?
Against All Odds: In The Search Of Miracles