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  PALESTINE (REGION) FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Between 1920 and 1922, Palestine was defined by the San Remo Conference as the area bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and a short stretch of Red_Sea coastline between the latter two.
Under the 1947_UN_Partition_Plan, Palestine was to be divided into two states of approximately equal size, one for Jews and one for Arabs, as well as the city of Jerusalem, which was to be administered by the UN http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/images/israel04.jpg.
An independent Arab Palestine was declared by a Palestinian_National_Congress meeting in Gaza in September 1948; it defined its borders as those of the British Mandate, and its capital as Jerusalemhttp://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/peace%20process/guide%20to%20the%20peace%20process/why%20was%20-independent%20palestine-%20never%20created%20in%201.
www.amysflowershop.com /Palestine_(region)   (1680 words)

  
 Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestine (region): A geographical region in the Middle East, centered on Jerusalem.
The State of Palestine, declared by the PLO in Tunis in 1988, and recognized as a state by some governments.
As even the term "Palestine" is open to many interpretations and has political connotations, its meaning varies tremendously across differing points of view on the political situation in the area.
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 Palestine article - Palestine places the U.S. named Palestine definitions Palestine disputed - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestine (Tiberian Hebrew פלשת Pəléšeṯ / Pəlāšeṯ, Latin Syria Palæstina, Standard Hebrew פלשתינה Palestina, ארץ־ישראל Éreẓ-Yisraʾel, Arabic فلسطين; Filasṭīn, Standard Hebrew (of modern Arabic political term) פלסטין Filastin), is a region in the Middle East extending inland from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
The "State of Palestine", whose independence was declared by the PLO in the 1980s, claims these territories, and 2/3 of the world's nations recognize the "State of Palestine" as a state, though it lacks many characteristics of a typical independent country, such as monetary independence and clear borders.
Palestine has been recognized as a state (in the de jure sense) by 94 countries[1] (http://www.pna.gov.ps/Government/gov/recognition_of_the_State_of_Palestine.asp), and there is a seat for "Palestine" in the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Conference.
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 Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Palestine is derived from the name of the Philistines, a people of uncertain origins, possibly Aegean, who, in the 12th century BCE, settled along the southern Mediterranean coastal plain of what is now Israel and the Gaza Strip and disappeared several centuries later.
Palestine was divided between the Vilayet of Beirut and the Sanjak of Jerusalem.
Britain used the term "Palestinian" to refer to all persons legally residing in or born in the boundaries of the British Mandate of Palestine without regard to their ethnicity, religion, or place of origin.
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 Palestinian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the largest single population of Palestinians is found in the lands which constituted British Mandate of Palestine, over half of Palestinians live elsewhere as refugees and emigrants.
A map of Palestine as described by the medieval Arab geographers, with the junds of Jordan and Filistin highlighted in grey
Until the 19th century, most modern Arab national groups, including Palestine, had no distinct national identities per se, but it is difficult to determine how regional loyalties may have felt to Palestine's inhabitants over the course of hundreds of years, including periods that predate the rise of the contemporary nation-state.
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 Palestine Radio and The Voice of Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nevertheless, the fact that "Palestine" was used informally for a region to the non-Jordanian segment of the 13th century, Palestine comprised several of nine "kingdoms" of Syria, namely the Kingdoms of Gaza (including Ascalon and Hebron), Karak (including Jaffa and Legio), Safad (including Safad, Acre, Sidon and Tyre) and parts of Jerusalem completed that process.
"Palestine" (Hebrew P?léšeth, P(e)léshet) is used in the north-south direction typically from Raphia (south-east of Gaza) to the geographical region bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.
During the 19th century, the "Ottoman Government employed the term Palestine referred to the north and east of Galilee, and the Mediterranean Sea and the Arab states unanimously rejected the partition plan, and attacked the newly declared state of Israel in 1948.
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 Palestine_(region)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestine (Latin: Syria Palæstina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina, ארץ־ישראל Eretz Yisrael; Arabic: فلسطين; Filasṭīn) is the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east.
Under the UN Partition Plan of 1947, Palestine was to be divided into two states of approximately equal size, one for Jews and one for Arabs, as well as the city of Jerusalem, which was to be administered by the UN [7] (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/images/israel04.jpg).
After this, the term "Palestine" was regularly used in political contexts to describe land considered to rightfully belong to a Palestinian state.
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 Palestinian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While there are various older or different definitions of the term "Palestinian" (discussed in a section of Definitions of Palestine), the overwhelming majority of uses of the term today are in reference to the people, mainly Arabs, whose ancestors inhabited Palestine before 1918.
The 1968 Palestinian National Covenant defines Palestinians as Arabs who had inhabited Palestine before 1947, Jews who had inhabited Palestine before what it describes as "the beginning of the Zionist invasion", and their descendants through the male line.
The great majority of Palestinians are the descendants of Arabic speakers resident in Palestine during the period before the creation of Israel, although the term can include certain non-Arab groups.
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 Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestine (Latin: Syria Palæstina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina, ארץ־ישראל Eretz Yisrael; Arabic: فلسطين; Filasṭīn), is a region in the Middle East extending inland from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
In present-day usage, the term is frequently used in political advocacy, referring to land considered as rightfully belonging to the Palestinians, particularly the State of Palestine, recognized by 2/3 of the world's nations since its declaration of independence in the 1980's.
Palestine has been recognized as a state (in the de jure sense) by 94 countries, and there is a seat for "Palestine" in the League of Arab States and the Organization of Islamic Conference.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/pa/Palestine.htm   (1746 words)

  
 Palestinian Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While there are various older or different definitions of the term "'''Palestinian'''" (discussed in a section of Definitions of Palestine#PalestinianDefinitions of Palestine), the overwhelming majority of uses of the term today are in reference to the people, mainly Arabs, whose ancestors inhabited Palestine (region)Palestine before 1918.
The Palestinians are a group of mainly Arabic languageArabic speakers who regard themselves as a distinct branch of the Arabic-speaking peoples, with family origin in Palestine being the defining characteristic.
Image:Medieval_Arab_Palestine.jpgthumbnail350pxrightA map of Palestine as described by the medieval Arab geographers, with the ''junds'' of Jordan and Filistin highlighted in grey
www.echostatic.com /Palestinian.html   (2081 words)

  
 Talk:Palestinian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UN definition of a Palestinian refugee is "whose normal place of residence was Palestine during the period 1 June 1946 to 15 May 1948 and who lost both home and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict", but I'm not sure this has any broader applicability.
Upon the definition of a Palestinian, it is fundamentally unbalanced to cite a document that is, itself, bias as an authoritative definition.
By the PNC definition, most are Palestinian; by their own website's claims, they are Palestinian; and at least one has served in the Palestinian government, a post which would scarcely be opened to a non-Palestinian.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Palestinian   (15220 words)

  
 Palestinian - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While there are various older or different definitions of the term "Palestinian" (discussed in Definitions of Palestine#Palestinian), the overwhelming majority of uses of the term today are in reference to the people, mainly Arabs, whose ancestors have inhabited the Region of Palestine for several hundred years.
Under the British Mandate period from 1918 to 1948, "Palestinians" was largely a geographical term, which could also refer to Jewish immigrants to the Palestine region.
The Palestinians are a group of mainly Arabic speakers who regard themselves as a distinct branch of the Arabic-speaking peoples, with family origin in the region called Palestine being the defining characteristic.
open-encyclopedia.com /Palestinian   (1967 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Palestinian
The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic Munazzamat al-Tahrir Filastiniyyah منظمة تحرير فلسطينية) is a political and paramilitary organization of Palestinian Arabs dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state to consist of the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with an intent to destroy Israel.
Jump to: navigation, search Israel (in Blue) and the Arab League states (in Green) The Arab-Israeli conflict is a long-running conflict in the Middle East regarding the existence of the state of Israel and its relations with Arab states and with the Palestinian population (see Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Palestinian   (5984 words)

  
 Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
EAST PALESTINE - Council members took no action Monday on two resolutions rescinding the village's recognition of the unions representing police and other municipal service employees which were tabled at council's last meeting.
EAST PALESTINE - Keeping pythons, boa constrictors, piranhas and other exotic animals as pets in the city could soon be a criminal offense if council passes and ordinance which was given its first reading at Monday's meeting.
LISBON - An East Palestine man was served with a secret indictment Monday accusing him of driving under the influence and seriously injuring an 11-year-old girl in a two-vehicle collision earlier this year.
www.infothis.com /find/Palestine   (470 words)

  
 > Palestine (region) abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestine (Latin: Syria Palæstina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina, ארץ־ישראל Eretz Yisrael; Arabic: فلسطين Filasá¹­Ä«n) is the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east.
An independent Arab Palestine was briefly declared by a Palestinian National Congress meeting in Gaza in September 1948; it defined its borders as those of the British Mandate, and its capital as Jerusalem[8].
After this, the term "Palestine" was regularly used in political contexts to describe land considered by the speaker to rightfully belong to a Palestinian state.
www.abcworld.net /Palestine_(region).html   (2130 words)

  
 Definitions of Palestine
Modern usage of the term Palestine usually refers to a prospective Palestinian state.
The extremists regard all the land west of the Jordan River, including territory of modern State of Israel, as the territory of Palestinian state "from the river to the sea".
This use of Palestinian to describe the Jewish nation was adopted by non-religious Zionists who emigrated to Palestine from Europe, to refer to themselves.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/definitions_of_palestine   (533 words)

  
 Definitions of Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sometimes people use the term Palestine to refer to lands currently under the administrative control of the Palestinian Authority, a quasi-governmental entity which governsbut lacks full sovereignty.
A "Palestinian" can mean a person who was born in the area called Palestine before 1918, or a former citizen of the BritishMandate territory called Palestine, or an institution related to either of these.
Britain used the term "Palestinian" to refer to all persons legallyresiding in or born in the boundaries of the British Mandate of Palestine without regard to their ethnicity, religion, or place oforigin.
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 Palestinian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Palestinian: While there are various older or different definitions of "Palestinian" (discussed in Definitions of Palestine#Palestinian), the overwhelming majority of uses of the term "Palestinian" today, are in reference to the people, mainly Arabs, whose ancestors have inhabited the Region of Palestine for several hundred years.
While the largest population of Palestinians is found in the lands which constituted British Mandate of Palestine, over half of Palestinians live elsewhere as refugees and emigrants.
Thus 49% of Palestinians live in the British Mandate bounds of Palestine - 38% in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and 12% in the boundaries of Israel - while 51% live elsewhere.
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 Science Fair Projects - Definitions of Palestine
Jordan cannot, thus, be considered part of historical Palestine.
Between 1923 and 1948, the term Palestine referred to the British Mandate of Palestine.
Initially, British Mandate Palestine included modern Jordan as well (apart from the Aqaba and Maan districts); however, immediately following British control but prior to the Mandate's establishment, Britain divided it into two territories, Palestine and Transjordan.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Definitions_of_Palestine   (878 words)

  
 Radio Islam´s Encyclopedia. Radio Islams Uppslagsverk.Ahmed Rami. Maroc. Morocco. Palestine.Jewish occupation. ...
The conflict in Palestine is not between Semites and anti-Semites, but between occupation and the resistance against this occupation, between right and wrong, justice and injustice.
The purpose of this "Encyclopedia" is to provide a kind of short dictionary of various public persons, debaters, politicians, subjects, events, ideologies and organizations that are of current interest in the debate on the Middle East and are being treated in the home page.
Also, the whole site is constructed in such a manner that the legitimate question of Palestine is used as an excuse to attack and defame people just because of their origin.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While there are various older or different definitions of the term "Palestinian" (discussed in Definitions of Palestine#Palestinian), the overwhelming majority of uses of the term today are in reference to the people, mainly Arabs, whose ancestors inhabited the Region of Palestine before 1918.
Under the British Mandate period from 1918 to 1948, "Palestinians" was largely a geographical term, which referred to anyone living in Palestine, including Jewish immigrants to the Palestine region as well as Arabs living in the region.
Muhayriz al-Jumahi al-Filastini[link], an ascetic who died in the early 700's.) However, the Palestinians, like most Arab nationalities, have come to view themselves as primarily Palestinians (rather than as primarily Arabs, or Syrians, or denizens of a particular town) mostly in the past century.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Palestinian   (1978 words)

  
 Palestine Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The West Bank and the Gaza Strip, sometimes collectively referred to as the "Palestinian territories".
The State of Palestine, declared by the PLO in Algiers in 1988.
Palestine (graphic novel): A graphic novel by Joe Sacco about his experiences in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Palestine   (340 words)

  
 The Ultimate Talk:Struggle over Palestine Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The common usage for the phrase "occupation of Palestine" is in context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Palestine is not accurate enough (the article deals with bible-time wars, where there was no Palestine) and may be mislead with the WB and GS, a specially when the title is "Occupation of Palestine" or "Struggle over Palestine", which conote to the Isr-Pal conflict.
Basically, the Israeli side is unhappy with the term "Palestine" because Palestine most normally refers to the entire territory, so the title implies that the Jewish parts of Israel are also occupied (during the VfD it became more-or-less clear that this is the reason the "Palestinian side" pushes for this title).
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