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==Ancient==
 
==Ancient==
  
Worth mentioning that the Philistines who at one time lived in part of the area were completely conquered by [[King David]].
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The Philistines who at one time lived in part of the region were completely conquered by [[King David]].
  
 
Other English names for this region include: Canaan (Hebrew: כנען‎), Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל‎ Erets Yisrael), Judea (Hebrew: יהודה‎ yehuda), Holy Land (Hebrew: ארץ הקדש Erets Ha-Kodesh‎; Latin: Terra Sancta; Arabic: الأرض المقدسة‎ (Ard-al-Muqaddasah)and Cisjordan.
 
Other English names for this region include: Canaan (Hebrew: כנען‎), Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל‎ Erets Yisrael), Judea (Hebrew: יהודה‎ yehuda), Holy Land (Hebrew: ארץ הקדש Erets Ha-Kodesh‎; Latin: Terra Sancta; Arabic: الأرض المقدسة‎ (Ard-al-Muqaddasah)and Cisjordan.
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==PNA==
 
==PNA==
Currently, the Palestinians living in the occupied territories, are trying to create a state called Palestine, whose creation is supported by most of the world excluding Israel & the United States who have consistently blocked UN resolution 242 (the internationally accepted consensus on a 2 state settlement).
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Currently, the Palestinians living in territories currently controlled by the Israelis, are trying to create a state called Palestine, whose creation is supported by most of the world excluding Israel & the United States who have consistently blocked UN resolution 242 (the internationally accepted consensus on a 2 state settlement).
  
 
One of the names for this region over the years has been "Palestine". It bordered on the west by the Mediterranean, with a coastline that is 230 kilometers (km) long; on the east by Syria, with whom it shares a border of 70 km, and Jordan, with whom it shares a border of 360 km; on the north by Lebanon (and Syria), sharing with them a border of 79 km; and on the south by the Sinai and the Gulf of Aqaba<ref>[http://www.un.int/palestine/history/geo1.html Geography of "Palestine"]</ref>.
 
One of the names for this region over the years has been "Palestine". It bordered on the west by the Mediterranean, with a coastline that is 230 kilometers (km) long; on the east by Syria, with whom it shares a border of 70 km, and Jordan, with whom it shares a border of 360 km; on the north by Lebanon (and Syria), sharing with them a border of 79 km; and on the south by the Sinai and the Gulf of Aqaba<ref>[http://www.un.int/palestine/history/geo1.html Geography of "Palestine"]</ref>.
  
The dialect of Palestinian Arabs, and their culture is closest to the Jordanians. The flag of the Palestinians is also almost identical to the Jordanians. To this day the second biggest concentration of Palestinian Arabs is Jordan. It should be noted many Palestinians helped recruit muslim troops for the SS, including Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the uncle of [[Yasser Arafat]], he recruited the biggest SS division the Hanjar division, which was composed entirely of Muslims.  
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The dialect of Palestinian Arabs, and their culture is closest to the Jordanians. The flag of the Palestinians is also almost identical to the Jordanians. To this day the second biggest concentration of Palestinian Arabs is Jordan. It should be noted many Palestinians helped recruit Muslim troops for the SS, including Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the uncle of [[Yasser Arafat]], he recruited the biggest SS division the Hanjar division, which was composed entirely of Muslims.  
  
 
Former U.S. President [[Jimmy Carter]] has criticized the [[United States]] and [[Israel]] comparing conditions in the occupied territories to Apartheid South Africa.
 
Former U.S. President [[Jimmy Carter]] has criticized the [[United States]] and [[Israel]] comparing conditions in the occupied territories to Apartheid South Africa.

Revision as of 21:25, 30 October 2008

Palestine is the name given to the land of Israel by the Romans and others.[1] it was renamed this by the Romans to decrease identification of Israel as a holy site after Jewish Zealots went to war with the Romans to try to get Israel to become independent again, the Romans also renamed Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina.

Palestine (from Latin: Palaestina; Hebrew: פלשת‎ Pleshet, פלשתינה Palestina; Arabic: فلسطين‎ Filastīn, Falastīn) is one of many names for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan. Many different definitions of the region have been in usage in the past three thousand years.

Ancient

The Philistines who at one time lived in part of the region were completely conquered by King David.

Other English names for this region include: Canaan (Hebrew: כנען‎), Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל‎ Erets Yisrael), Judea (Hebrew: יהודה‎ yehuda), Holy Land (Hebrew: ארץ הקדש Erets Ha-Kodesh‎; Latin: Terra Sancta; Arabic: الأرض المقدسة‎ (Ard-al-Muqaddasah)and Cisjordan.

The Hebrew scriptures call the region Canaan when referring to the pre-Israelite period,(Hebrew: כּנען‎) and afterwards Israel (Yisrael). The name "Land of the Hebrews" (Hebrew: ארץ העברים‎, Eretz Ha-Ivrim) is also found. The wide area appears to be the habitat of the ancient ethnic Hebrews, though perhaps shared with other ethnic groups. The land of Canaan is part of the land given to the descendants of Abraham, which extends from the Nile to the Euphrates River (Genesis 15:18). Already in Genesis 12:6 and 7 we can read: And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land This land is said to include an area called Aram Naharaim, which includes Haran in modern Turkey, from where Abraham the ancestor of the Israelites departed.

The events of the Four Gospels of the Bible take place entirely in Israel.

In the Qur'an, the term الأرض المقدسة ("Holy Land", Al-Ard Al-Muqaddasah) is mentioned at least seven times, once when Moses proclaims to the Children of Israel: "O my people! Enter the holy land which Allah hath assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin." (Surah 5:21)

PNA

Currently, the Palestinians living in territories currently controlled by the Israelis, are trying to create a state called Palestine, whose creation is supported by most of the world excluding Israel & the United States who have consistently blocked UN resolution 242 (the internationally accepted consensus on a 2 state settlement).

One of the names for this region over the years has been "Palestine". It bordered on the west by the Mediterranean, with a coastline that is 230 kilometers (km) long; on the east by Syria, with whom it shares a border of 70 km, and Jordan, with whom it shares a border of 360 km; on the north by Lebanon (and Syria), sharing with them a border of 79 km; and on the south by the Sinai and the Gulf of Aqaba[2].

The dialect of Palestinian Arabs, and their culture is closest to the Jordanians. The flag of the Palestinians is also almost identical to the Jordanians. To this day the second biggest concentration of Palestinian Arabs is Jordan. It should be noted many Palestinians helped recruit Muslim troops for the SS, including Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the uncle of Yasser Arafat, he recruited the biggest SS division the Hanjar division, which was composed entirely of Muslims.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has criticized the United States and Israel comparing conditions in the occupied territories to Apartheid South Africa.

See also

References

  1. http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_early_palestine_name_origin.php
  2. Geography of "Palestine"

See also

External link