Over the centuries since the "discovery," various wars and treaties have resulted in quite a number of countries and a few remaining colonies.
As countries go, the State of Israel may seem to be a young country, since it was established just under sixty-five years ago, but the truth is that we're just the modern version of the ancient kingdom ruled by King David, King Solomon and many others thousands of years ago.
We are the same Jewish People, the subject of the Bible that is still followed by us and adopted by the much younger religions, Christianity and Islam.
The world would be a lot safer a place if all those younger countries, like the United States, would just respect its elder.
Just a short lesson in history and morality for you.