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 Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palestine (Hebrew: פלשתינה, Palestina; Arabic: فلسطين‎ Filastīn or Falastīn) is one of several names for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River with various adjoining lands.
Jund Filastin (Arabic جند فلسطين, literally "the army or military district of Palestine") was a region extending from the Sinai to south of the plain of Acre.
Various declarations, such as the 1988 proclamation of a State of Palestine by the PLO referred to a country called Palestine, defining its borders with differing degrees of clarity, including the annexation of the whole of the State of Israel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Palestine   (5332 words)

 Palestine - Crystalinks
Palestine is the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River, plus various adjoining lands to the east and south.
Palestine was holy to Muslims because the Prophet Muhammad had designated Jerusalem as the first qibla (the direction Muslims face when praying) and because he was believed to have ascended on a night journey to heaven from the area of Solomon's temple, where the Dome of the Rock was later built.
Palestine shared in the glory of the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century, but declined again when the empire began to decline in the 17th century.
www.crystalinks.com /palestine.html   (2877 words)

 Palestine - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PALESTINE [Palestine], historic region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and Egypt; also known as the Holy Land.
Palestine is the Holy Land of Jews, having been promised to them by God; of Christians because it was the scene of Jesus' life; and of Muslims because they consider Islam to be the heir of Judaism and Christianity and because Jerusalem is the site, according to Muslim tradition, of Muhammad's ascent to heaven.
Palestine at the time of Jesus was ruled by puppet kings of the Romans, the Herods (see Herod).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Palestin.asp   (2322 words)

 Palestine (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The territory promised as an inheritance to the seed of Abraham (Gen.
This vast empire was the Promised Land; but Palestine was only a part of it, terminating in the north at the southern extremity of the Lebanon range, and in the south in the wilderness of Paran, thus extending in all to about 144 miles in length.
It has fittingly been designated "the least of all lands." Western Palestine, on the south of Gaza, is only about 40 miles in breadth from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea, narrowing gradually toward the north, where it is only 20 miles from the sea-coast to the Jordan.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/palestine.html   (1181 words)

 Palestine - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Palestine is the drama headquarters of the world.
If the person says "Palestine", she is a liberal leftard who supports terrorism.
If engaged in a boring conversation about Palestine with a liberal, act confused and ask them to point out the country on a map for you.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Palestine   (323 words)

 Palestine - The Peace Encyclopedia
Palestine was never an exclusively Arab country, although Arabic gradually became the language of most the population after the Muslim invasions of the seventh century.
The meaning of this message is clear: Palestine is a country that belonged to the Palestinians until it was invaded and usurped by the Jews.
The Palestine Mandate as granted to Great Britain at the San Remo Conference of 1920, and, confirmed by the League of Nations in 1922, covered a territory of 45,820 square miles East and West of the Jordan river.
peace.heebz.com /palestine.html   (9265 words)

Palestine is recognized by about 100 nations, but not by most Western powers, nor the United Nations.
Palestine is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, and most of its territory remains under Israeli occupation and control.
Palestine has a new and fresh democracy that is working on the surface (in terms of free elections) but which is dominated by heavy corruption and a ruthless police and intelligence.
lexicorient.com /e.o/palestin.htm   (269 words)

 Syria Palaestinae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After Herod's death, its heart, Judaea, became a province under the authority of the governor of Syria, but the Jewish Revolt of 66 to 73 or 74 CE prompted Vespasian to reorganize it as a senatorial province with a permanently stationed legionary force.
This article treats the entire area of Palestine, from the Galilee in the north to the Negev in the south, from the Mediterranean Sea to the trans-Jordan.
Palestine is unusually well known among the Roman provinces, both because of the ample literary sources as well as because of archaeological material.
www.usd.edu /erp/Palestine/palestin.htm   (393 words)

 Brief history of Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Palestine's location at the center of routes linking three continents made it the meeting place for religious and cultural influences from Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Asia Minor.
Palestine was holy to Muslims because the Prophet Muhammad had designated Jerusalem as the first qibla (the direction Muslims face when praying) and because he was believed to have ascended on a night journey to heaven from the the old city of Jerusalem (al-Aqsa Mosque today), where the Dome of the Rock was later built.
The commission went on to recommend the partition of Palestine into a Jewish state, an Arab state, and a neutral sacred-site state to be administered by Britain.
www.palestinehistory.com /history.htm   (3177 words)

 Origin of the Name Palestine
The name Palestine refers to a region of the eastern Mediterranean coast from the sea to the Jordan valley and from the southern Negev desert to the Galilee lake region in the north.
Under Ottoman rule, the Palestine region was attached administratively to the province of Damascus and ruled from Istanbul.
The name Palestine was revived after the fall of the Ottoman Empire in World War I and applied to the territory in this region that was placed under the British Mandate for Palestine.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_early_palestine_name_origin.php   (513 words)

 Powell's Books - Palestine by
Since the first issue of Palestine was published, Sacco has gained widespread praise for the depth of his research, the sensitivity of his handling of a delicate subject, as well as for the craft exhibited in his dynamic, sophisticated layouts and bold narrative.
Palestine set new standards for the use of the comic book as a documentary medium, and was the first non-fiction graphic novel to invite serious comparison with Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus.
Palestine, the first issue of which was released in January, 1993, was the result.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=65-156097432x-2   (884 words)

 United Nations: I. The Beginnings Of The Palestine Issue
Prima facie it does not appear to cover Palestine, a known, identifiable land with an ancient history, sacred to the three great monotheistic religions, and which, under the Ottomans, approximated to the independent sanjak of Jerusalem and the sanjaks of Acre and Balqa (map at Annex III).
Behind the diplomatic language there appears recognition that Palestine was not unequivocally excluded from the British pledges of independence.
"With regard to Palestine, His Majesty's Government are committed by Sir Henry McMahon's letter to the Sherif on October 24, 1915, to its inclusion in the boundaries of Arab independence...
www.palestineremembered.com /Acre/United-Nations,-The-Palestine-Problem/Story713.html   (1500 words)

 Palestine - Palestinian territories of Gaza Strip and the West Bank
Palestine is a member of the League of Arab States
Birzeit University is the first institution of higher education to be established in Palestine.
Organization whose role is to serve the Palestinian environment by acting as a coordinating body for the Palestinian environmental organizations located in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/palestine.htm   (1029 words)

 Chapter : Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem
In a report dated July, 1920, General L. Boiz, Director General for the British Administration in Palestine, stated that the Chief Rabbi in Palestine, Abraham Ishaq Kook, together with the Rabbinate and Mr.
The Chief Rabbi of Romania, Abraham Rosenbach, sent a letter dated November 20, 1930, to his Eminence Sayed Mohammad Amin El-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Palestine, urging upon him the necessity of delivering possession of Al Aqsa Mosque to Jews to enable Jews to practice their religious worship.
The Chief Rabbi of Palestine declared in 1948 that the capital of the Jewish state would not be Tel-Aviv but Jerusalem, because the Temple of Solomon is situated there and because Zionism is both a political and a religious movement.
www.palestine-encyclopedia.com /EPP/Chapter13_3of3.htm   (5502 words)

 Palestine Report - Palestinian news in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For 15 years, through two intifadas, the Palestine Report reported weekly on the latest news concerning Palestinians.
Republication or redistribution of Palestine Report content is expressly prohibited without prior written consent.
The opinions expressed on these pages are not necessarily the opinions of the Palestine Report or its staff.
www.palestinereport.org   (119 words)

 ei: The Electronic Intifada
Palestine: Human Rights: Soldiers severely abuse young Palestinian and take a picture of themselves on his cell phone (6 September 2006)
Palestine: Development: UNDP Estimates Gaza Infrastructure Damage to be US$46 million in the Past Two Months (6 September 2006)
Palestine: Development: UN to convene international conference in support of Palestinian people (6 September 2006)
electronicintifada.net /new.shtml   (1112 words)

 ei: Diaries: Live from Palestine
Live from Palestine, EI's Diaries project, was launched during the violent March/April 2002 invasion of Palestinian towns by Israel, euphemistically described as "Operation Defensive Shield".
Also see Life and Death in Palestine, an article by Stephanie Saldana that appeared in the Daily Star (Lebanon), which looks at the how Palestinians and internationals living in Palestine took reporting into their own hands during "Operation Defensive Shield".
The workers, Ibrahim and Hassan, were sitting idle in a corner - not because there is no desire in Gaza for ice cream, but because the Al-Awda factory, for which both workers work, is no longer able to produce ice cream, due to the electricity outages in the Gaza Strip.
electronicintifada.net /v2/diaries.shtml   (957 words)

 Welcome to Palestine - Land, People, News, Business, History and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On behalf of the Palestinian people, especially those under siege, curfew, atrocities, massacres, hardship and danger, we would like to thank all of you who are with us physically, in protest or in prayers.
We especially thank members of the international solidarity movement and international solidarity campaign who are currently in Palestine sharing these difficult and dark moments with us.
Geography of Palestine (map, overview of land and people, destroyed villages and more)
www.palestine-net.com   (183 words)

 Al Mashriq - Palestine
Vocal history of the mandate from the notes and letters of those who were there.
An internet-based network that will harness the scientific and technological knowledge of Palestinian expatriate professionals for the benefit of development efforts in Palestine.
BAILASAN is a Palestinian internet services co. aiming to provide the world with the exclusive on the Palestinian perspective.
almashriq.hiof.no /base/palestine.html   (208 words)

 Palestine Watch
Palestine Calendar This project aims to help keep significant dates of the Palestinian issue alive in the world's mind.
Sami Awad, Executive Director of The Holy Land Trust-Palestine, a resident of Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine and an advocate for the use of non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
In Part 2, Sami continues the discussion of the use of non-violent resistance as a technique to confront the oppression and humiliation of the Israeli occupation.
www.criticalconcern.com /palestinewatch.html   (1789 words)

JMCC was established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip
The Palestinian enviroment: between the anvil of sociopolitical change and the hammer of occupation (1992) (Leonardo Hosh, Erlis Miller and Jad Isaac, Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem)
UNISPAL: United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine -- Database of documents and maps.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/mideast/cuvlm/Palestine.html   (497 words)

 Joe Sacco
Naseer H. Aruri, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, wrote, "Sacco brilliantly and poignantly captures the essence of life under a repressive and prolonged occupation.
SAFE AREA GORAZDE is the follow-up to Palestine, a 240-page look at war in the former Yugoslavia.
Sacco spent four months in Bosnia in 1995-1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage.
www.fantagraphics.com /artist/sacco/sacco.html   (748 words)

 Global Voices Online » Palestine
After almost a month of continuous bombing, most of Bahrain’s bloggers have strayed away from covering Lebanon and Palestine and turned their attention to home affairs - except for Sabbah, who continues to provide blanket coverage of the atrocities being committed against Arabs in the occupied territories.
Ahmad Qisai at Politics and Society highlights the ever growing tension between Israel and Palestine and Indonesian government decision to boycot the playoff of the World Group II in Tel Aviv later this month but seems to have a double standard in case of economy.
The shelling of a Gaza beach few days ago which resulted in several deaths, continues to be a priority story for Palestinian bloggers this week; specifically the unresolved issue of responsibility.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/world/middle-east-north-africa/palestine   (5947 words)

 Palestine Introduction
It has a short text passage for each picture and is similar to the short essays on Egypt, Ladakh, and Ceylon.
However, in order to make a wider variety of my photographs from Palestine available for those who may wish to use them for study or publications, I have also mounted here a sequence of over one hundred images.
If you choose the first, short sequence, whlen you reach the last print there you may either exit, return the the home page, or keep right on going with the longer set.
www.lukepowell.com /ppintro1.htm   (124 words)

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