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  Palestine, region, Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
In N Palestine the ridge is interrupted by the Plain of Esdraelon (Jezreel) and the connecting valley of Bet Shean (Beisan), the most fertile part of the region.
B.C. Palestine was inhabited by herders and farmers.
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  Palestine - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Palestine, historic region, the extent of which has varied greatly since ancient times, situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in southwestern Asia.
Palestine is now largely divided between Israel and the Israeli-occupied territories, parts of which are self-administered by Palestinians.
The water supply of the region, however, is not abundant, with virtually all of the modest annual rainfall coming in the winter months.
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Palestine, historic region, the extent of which has varied greatly since ancient times, situated on the eastern coast of the Mediter- ranean Sea, in southwestern Asia.
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.
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 Introduction & Brief History of Palestine
Palestine, historic region, situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in southwestern Asia, Palestine has been militarily occupied since May, 1948 by European Jew Forces.
Palestine is now largely divided between mainland (israel) and the Occupied Territories, parts of which are self-administered by the original owners of the land 'citizens' the Palestinians.
The region's diverse terrain includes a coastal plain; the hills and mountains of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea; the valley of the Jordan River; and the eastern plateau.
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Palestine was an area filled with hundreds of small villages and a few large towns.
Of the Jews, perhaps two-thirds were immigrants who had come to Palestine in the previous forty years; the remainder were part of a long-standing, culturally and linguistically assimilated community of primarily Orthodox Jews who saw their presence in the Holy Land as fulfilling a religious obligation rather than expressing a national political aim.
The resolution was accepted by the Jews in Palestine (although Zionist leaders continued to state their belief that all of Palestine should eventually come under Jewish control), yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab states.
www.coe.int /T/E/Com/Files/Events/2003-04-Youth-conflicts/middle_conflict.asp   (5940 words)

 Palestine & The Land
The region known as Palestine was "The Land" of ancient Israel.
Palestine, in a geographical sense not a political one, can be thought of as the Coastal Plain (the low lands), the Shephelah (the Judean foothills), Mountain Region (the central hill country), the Great Rift Valley, and the Negev (southern desert).
The Shephelah ("lowland") is a region of low valleys and hills, or foothills, lying between the Coastal Plain and the true hill or central mountain region.
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 Palestine (region)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Palestine (Greek: Παλαιστίνη PalaistinÄ“, Latin: Syria Palæstina, Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina (today, the region commonly called in Hebrew 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.
Several names for the region are found in the Bible: Eretz Yisrael "Land of Israel", Eretz Ha-Ivrim "land of the Hebrews", "land flowing with milk and honey", "land that [God] swore to your fathers to assign to you", "Holy Land", and "land of the Lord".
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.
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 Palestine (region)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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.
Several names for the region are found in the Bible: (Eretz) Yisrael "(land of) Israel", Eretz Ha-Ivrim "land of the Hebrews", "land flowing with milk, cheese and honey", "land that [God] swore to your fathers to assign to you", "Holy Land", and "land of the LORD".
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].
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 Palestine information - Search.com
Several names for the region are found in the Hebrew Bible: Eretz Yisrael "Land of Israel", Eretz Ha-Ivrim "land of the Hebrews", "land flowing with milk and honey", "land that [God] swore to your fathers to assign to you", "Holy Land", "Promised Land", and "land of the Lord".
Herbert Samuel asked for the extension of the Palestine government's authority to Transjordan, but at meetings in Cairo and Jerusalem between Winston Churchill and Emir Abdullah in March 1921 it was agreed that Abdullah would administer the territory (initally for six months only) on behalf of the Palestine administration.
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.
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 Israel and the Middle East : İstanbul IMC
European Jews began to immigrate to Palestine in the late 1880s, largely to escape pogroms and discrimination in Europe, where Jews were not viewed as native.
Arabs were the majority in western Palestine as a whole (1.2 million Arabs and 600,000 Jews), but the Jews were a majority in the area allotted to them by the resolution.
Consequently, the cancellation thereof means the cancellation of the goal for which the PLO had been established.” In 1996, the Palestine National Council did vote to change the Covenant to abide by the principles of Oslo, but the amended version has never been published or shown to outsiders.
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 White Book (ISRATIN) 
He states the Palestine Post, which went under the name al-Barid al-Filistini, was a Zionist newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Zionist Federation.
Therefore, as this narrative confirms, Palestine was not necessarily or inevitably the national homeland of the Jews.
Those who call for the partition of Palestine into two states are thus either ignorant of the nature of the region and of its demography, or they want to rid themselves of the problem and put it in the hands of the Jews and Palestinians.
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 MidEast Web - Middle East Israel - Palestinian Conflict TimeLine
British Mandate for Palestine; Official establishment of Transjordan as a separate state; Britain, in military control of Syria, allows French forces led by Gourand to retake Damascus by force.
UN Partition Resolution (GA 181) - Palestine was to be divided into a Jewish State and an Arab State; Jerusalem was to be internationalized.
However, this was also widely portrayed later as meaning that a State in part of Palestine was acceptable to the PLO, eventually causing PFLP (George Habash) to leave the PLO on Sept. 26, forming the "refusal front." PFLP rejoined the PLO in 1980.
www.mideastweb.org /timeline.htm   (7809 words)

 Faces of Hope : Palestinian-Israeli Conflict : AFSC
We recognize the grievous harm done to societies who come to rely upon the use of force to solve their problems, as well as the damage done to those they attempt to coerce.
As many persons in the region have concluded, there is no solution to this conflict through violence.
The delegation was organized by the AFSC and Interfaith Peace Builders to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
www.afsc.org /israel-palestine   (472 words)

 Animals from Palestine
Their existence in any region depended then - and still depends today - on the availability of the three basic conditions essential for leopards : suitable cover, to enable successful hunting;varied prey,to provide food;and minimal involvement with man and his economy.
The number of species seen in Palestine has grown considerably over recent years, and it is reasonable to suppose that it will continue to do so as the number of active ornithologists increases.
It is customary to classify Palestine's birds in five groups according to the time of year of their occurrence, although the distinction between them is not always clear.
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 AllRefer.com - Palestine, region, Asia, Israel & Palestine (Israeli And Palestinian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Palestine, region, Asia, Israeli And Palestinian Political Geography
Palestine[pal´ustIn] Pronunciation Key, 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.
The name is derived from a word meaning "land of the Philistines." This article discusses mainly the geography and the history of Palestine until the United Nations took up the Palestine problem in 1947; for the economy and later history, see Israel, Jordan, and West Bank.
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 PALESTINE - Personal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea that was known as Palestine changed its identity in May 1948.
It was this region, with the West Bank, that became known as Jordan in 1949.
His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.
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 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Reconstructing Palestine
In its pages 15,000 sq km of Palestine are carefully mapped as they were in 1948, on the eve of the creation of Israel.
They describe the partition plan, armistice line and Palestine's borders, delineating the landscape inhabited by the Palestinian population, the various phases of Israeli occupation and the 1948 massacres and atrocities.
Anyone wishing to visit places that existed in Palestine in 1948 can follow the maps and get there given, of course, that they are able to negotiate Israel's appalling restrictions on the movement of Palestinians, from check points to the Apartheid Wall.
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 Palestine - Conservapedia
Palestine is the name given to the land of Israel by the Romans and others.
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.
The area Palestine is the home of many terrorist organizations, such as the Palestine Liberation Organization, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (related to Fatah Arafat and Abu Mazen), Hamas, Islamic Jihad
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 The "Palestine" Deception- Jordan Is Palestine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
For the Arabs (And the Turks) the whole of the region lying between the Taurus Mountains and the confines of Egypt, and between the Mediterranean and the edge of the desert, was 'Syria' a term which had been in use since remote antiquity.
Palestine is a Greek word taken from the Bronze age Greek tribe called Philistines who were also part of the fabled Sea Peoples that fell upon Egypt in that era also.
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.
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 International Affairs regional concerns - Palestine-Israel question
From 1995 on, the WCC focused its attention on Jerusalem as a key to peace in the wider region, calling for it to be recognized by all as a shared city.
With the breakdown of the Oslo peace process, the provocative visit of Ariel Sharon to the Esplanade in Jerusalem and the resulting second Palestinian uprising, the WCC has intensified its efforts for international advocacy on behalf of its member churches and Christians of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
As recommended by the delegation and the consultation and in close dialogue with member churches in Jerusalem, the WCC is currently focusing coordinated action and advocacy on an Ecumenical campaign to End the Illegal Occupation of Palestine: Support a Just Peace in the Middle East and on an Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/what/international/regconcerns-palestine-israel.html   (637 words)

 International Solidarity Movement » Sheffield: Palestine Solidarity Protests
The northern branches of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a series of events in Sheffield on 12 May, 2007, in what was described as the biggest Palestinian solidarity event outside London for many years, calling for an end to 40 years of Israeli occupation and for justice in Palestine.
On Saturday May 12, a coalition of Palestine solidarity groups from the north of England organised a rally in Sheffield city centre to demand an end to forty years of Israeli occupation and justice for Palestine.
For a former cabinet minister she was surprisingly forthright, denouncing house demolitions by the Israelis as “war crimes” and stating unequivocally that the situation in the occupied territories can be considered a new form of apartheid.
www.palsolidarity.org /main/2007/05/16/sheffield-palestine-solidarity-protests   (525 words)

 Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit - Regional Office Mediterranean Countries
At the centre of the Foundation's activities in the Israel-Palestine area were three jubilees: the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's Office in Israel and the 10th anniversary of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Palestine.
The long-standing ties with the region gave Otto Graf Lambsdorff, chairman of the Foundation's board of directors and Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, member of the Foundation's board of trustees, the chance and opportunity for an intensive visit.
One of the events attended was an international symposium titled "In the Shadow of the Holocaust" that was organised in co-operation with the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism" in Tel Aviv on May 5th, 2005.
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 A Synopsis of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
The land of Palestine was inhabited by Palestinian Arabs.
However, rather than adhering to the democratic principle espoused decades earlier by Woodrow Wilson of "self-determination of peoples," in which the people themselves create their own state and system of government, the UN chose to revert to the medieval strategy whereby an outside power arbitrarily divides up other people’s land.
Under considerable pressure from high-placed American Zionists, the UN decided to give away 55 percent of Palestine to a Jewish state — despite the fact that this group represented only about 30 percent of the total population, and owned under 7 percent of the land.
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