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11 June 2015

In the 2nd century CE, the Romans crushed the Jewish revolt of Simon Bar Kokhba (132 CE), during which Jerusalem and Judea were regained and the area of Judea (now Israel) was renamed Palaestina, by the Romans, in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. Under the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917), the term Palestine was used as a general term to describe the land south of Syria; it was not an official designation. In fact, many Ottomans and Arabs who lived in Palestine during this time period referred to the area as "Southern Syria" and not as "Palestine." After World War I, the name "Palestine" was applied to the territory that was placed under British Mandate; this area included not only present-day Israel but also present-day Jordan. Leading up to Israel's independence in 1948, it was common for the international press to label Jews, not Arabs, living in the mandate as Palestinians.


In the 2nd century CE, the Romans crushed the Jewish revolt of Simon Bar Kokhba (132 CE), during which Jerusalem and Judea were regained and the area of Judea (now Israel) was renamed Palaestina, by the Romans, in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel. Under the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917), the term Palestine was used as a general term to describe the land south of Syria; it was not an official designation. In fact, many Ottomans and Arabs who lived in Palestine during this time period referred to the area as "Southern Syria" and not as "Palestine." After World War I, the name "Palestine" was applied to the territory that was placed under British Mandate; this area included not only present-day Israel but also present-day Jordan. Leading up to Israel's independence in 1948, it was common for the international press to label Jews, not Arabs, living in the mandate as Palestinians. via DoubleTapper http://ift.tt/1Kst3E4

1 comment:

jeffliss said...

The British Mandate for Palestine was divided into two regions: Palestine and Palestine Transjordan. The latter was given to the Arabs under the rule of the Hashemites. Following WWII the remainder -- Palestine proper -- was to be further divided into (still more) land for the Arabs and a homeland for the Jews. The Arabs, beginning an unbroken chain of stupidity on this issue driven by their hatred for the Jews, refused this arrangement. In the course of demonstrating their military incompetence, they forfeited any claim they might have to the (additional, unnecessary) land the UN would have given them -- as well as various other parcels repeatedly used in offensive operations against Israel.

If not for the restraint imposed on Israel by the United States, Israeli tanks would have rolled through the streets of Damascus at least once and Cairo twice.

The sooner the Arabs accept these facts, the better for the cause of peace in the Middle East. This sums up my opinion on the matter.

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