Facebook Emerges as Venue for Israel-Palestine Debate

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    SAN FRANCISCO – The online social networking site Facebook has become a focus for the Israel-Palestine debate, spurred in part by a decision by the site in 2006 to remove Palestine from the list of countries users could choose when registering for the site, reports The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California. That inspired a flurry of messages including one from Ronald Habash, a member of the Palestine network at the University of Illinois. “I find it extremely offensive that Facebook does not acknowledge Palestine as a nation. Clearly, such acts are deemed anti-Palestinian,” wrote Habash in an online petition. Many other Facebook members viewed the removal of Palestine as a violation of Facebook’s own policy against content that is “defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory…hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.” Facebook reinstated Palestine in early 2007 to its list of countries.

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    Too bad for Facebook Palestine doesnt exist.

    Middle East historian Bernard Lewis...
     
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    Do you have anything to back up that quote like an independent source?
     
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    You need an education, not just "anything"
     
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    Philip Hitti testified before the Anglo-American committee in 1946: "There is no such thing as "Palestine" in history, absolutely not."
     
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    Historian Bernard Lewis...:lol:
     
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    The Palestine Mandate (British occupation of Palestine) ended in 1948.

    Palestine went from being occupied be the British to being occupied by Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
     
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    Incorrect.

    The British Mandate ended. The Palestine Mandate establishing Palestine as the Jewish homeland, a separate entity, has never terminated, protected by the UN Charter.

    Now, you know.
     
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    Incorrect.

    Palestine has never existed in history as a country or state or political or legal entity.

    There is not one reference to Palestine in the Hebrew Bible, Christian Bible or Quran.
    There is not one reference to Palestine in any historical document of the Biblical era.

    In fact, the Romans invented Palestine well after the Biblical era when they renamed Judea, land of the Jews, Palaestina, named after the Philistines who were Greek not Arab.
     

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