Unbiased History Of Palestine

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    Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (the area west of the Jordan River).

    The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region, which some have asserted also includes Jordan. Both the geographic area designated by the name and the political status of it have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region (or at least a part of it) is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Since the 20th century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and, in several instances, open warfare.

    The word Palestine derives from Philistia, the name given by Greek writers to the land of the Philistines, who in the 12th century bc occupied a small pocket of land on the southern coast, between modern Tel Aviv–Yafo and Gaza. The name was revived by the Romans in the 2nd century ad in “Syria Palaestina,” designating the southern portion of the province of Syria, and made its way thence into Arabic, where it has been used to describe the region at least since the early Islamic era. After Roman times the name had no official status until after World War I and the end of rule by the Ottoman Empire, when it was adopted for one of the regions mandated to Great Britain; in addition to an area roughly comprising present-day Israel and the West Bank, the mandate included the territory east of the Jordan River now constituting the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, which Britain placed under an administration separate from that of Palestine immediately after receiving the mandate for the territory.

    Palestine :: From Alexander the Great to ad 70 -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
     
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    What Greek and Roman pagans from Europe called the land is not as relevant as what the only indigenous nation that has ever been established on the land--the Jews--have called their land--Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.
     
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    There were actually 4 Mandates. The fourth one being the area east of the Jordan River, which was given to the arabs, not the jews.
     
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    What you think it should be, doesn't mean shit! You're not the law. And you're certainly not the owner of that land.
     
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    There were 3 Mandates, not 4: Palestine, the anglicized name for Israel, Syria, which included Lebanon, and Iraq.

    Now, even you know, dummy :clap2:
     
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    We are in the presence of a genius who knows more than the writers of Britannica. Will you give us your autograph?
     
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    The San Remo Conference established 3 mandates reflected in the San Remo Resolution: "Palestine" [Israel, Jordan/eastern palestine], Syria [incl Lebanon] and Iraq.

    "Palestine" did not exist during the Ottoman Empire prior to WW I. The land was merely southern Syria and governed by Damascus and Beirut.

    The name "Palestine" was first invented by the Romans as a nickname for Israel during the Roman Empire in an attempt to erase 1000 years of Jewish nationhood in retribution for the Bar Kokhba Revolt in the second century CE. The Romans also renamed Jerusalem Aelia Capitolina.
     
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    I'll go over this again..


    So, like I said, west of the Jordan River is for the jews, east of the Jordan River is not. That is the law!
     
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    Can you cite the "law," Perry Mason? No, I didn't think so :lol:
     

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