Yes, Palestine was a country. When Israel was created in 1948, the land was occupied by the British and before that the Turkish Empire. When the UN created Israel after the Holocaust they wanted to split the land in half. Half as Palestine and half as Israel. Arabs did not like the idea. As the British retreated from Israel all the neighboring Arab countries tried to take over Israel. A war ensued and as the Jewish people pushed back their Arab neighbors they declared the land Israel. Palestinians today who live in the West Bank were Jordanian before the war, but never went back to live Jordan, because they want to stay in their home country. The West Bank and Gaza both are Palestinian and are still in Israel, but are run by their own Palestinian governments. Palestinians are determined to get THEIR land back.
___________________________________________________________ Palestine has been semi-autonomous (the Palestinian Authority) since renouncing war on Israel in the 1990's. As stated above, the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza now govern themselves, but they are not an independent country. They are still technically part of Israel. A study of history will show that this land has had many rulers before the Israelis, the Brits, and the Turks. But as the Arabs say"our land will be back".
In 1944, Israel/Palestine was under British sovereignty as the British Mandate for Palestine.
The overall conflict still continues, but most people hold that Israel is in a better position than Palestine is.
Yes and No. Palestine has two different definitions and Israel has two definitions. Palestine 1: All of the lands of the former British Mandate of Palestine. Palestine 2: All of the lands not under Israeli control in 1950 that serve as the basis for any current two-state proposal for the State of Palestine. Israel 1: All of the lands under Israeli control in 1950. Israel 2: All of the lands under Israeli control, both military and civil as of 2012. Now for the spatial relationships. Israel 1 is entirely within the borders of Palestine 1, but smaller (78%) Israel 1 (78%) + Palestine 2 (22%) = Palestine 1 Israel 2 and Palestine 2 overlap in much of the West Bank Territories. Israel 2 and Israel 1 overlap in all of Israel 1's territories. Israel 2 does not control the Gaza Strip territories which are part of Palestine 1 and Palestine 2. Israel 2 also controls some Syrian territory not in either Palestine.
There is no Israel Palestine, only Israel. You can get to Palestine autonomy from Israel.
Answer 1Palestine is still Palestine. People just think it is israel. But it is NOT!!Answer 2Israel was a historical term for the land before the Romans created the term Palestine. This original term became the name of the Modern State of Israel in 1948 when Jewish groups were able to establish a State.
Answer 1During the days of the Roman Empire, Rome (in a police action in the then state of Israel) changed the name of Israel to Palestine. After world war 2 Jewish occupants of then state of Palestine petitioned the newly formed U.N. for recognition to change the state name back to Israel to form a homeland for the Jew's, this was voted on and confirmed by the majority (no doubt aided by atrocities by nazi Germany in WW2). So Israel and Palestine are representative of the same land in the middle east. Today there is talk of a new Palestine (for displaced refugees or their descendants from the Israeli war of independence) on the west bank, a relatively small area between Israel and Jordan but there is no official state of Palestine at this time, though there is still a Palestinian people that remained in the area after the Roman conquest.Answer 2Yes and No. Palestine has two different definitions and Israel has two definitions.Palestine 1: All of the lands of the former British Mandate of Palestine.Palestine 2: All of the lands not under Israeli control in 1950 that serve as the basis for any current two-state proposal for the State of Palestine.Israel 1: All of the lands under Israeli control in 1950.Israel 2: All of the lands under Israeli control, both military and civil as of 2012.Now for the spatial relationships.Israel 1 is entirely within the borders of Palestine 1, but smaller (78%)Israel 1 (78%) + Palestine 2 (22%) = Palestine 1Israel 2 and Palestine 2 overlap in much of the West Bank Territories. Israel 2 and Israel 1 overlap in all of Israel 1's territories. Israel 2 does not control the Gaza Strip territories which are part of Palestine 1 and Palestine 2. Israel 2 also controls some Syrian territory not in either Palestine.
There is no 'why', as Israel is not invading Palestine.
because it "was" and still is there land NOT the jews land
Palestine has never been a colony of Israel. Israel took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967 after conquering these territories from Jordan and Egypt respectively, where they were annexed territories under military authority.
Jesus was never in Palestine. The land of Israel was renamed Palestine decades after Jesus was crucified.The language in Israel at the time of Jesus was Aramaic, but Hebrew was still used for religious occasions and prayers.
Israel. The US supplies weapons to Israel, but not to Palestine.
Palestine is in Israel. So neither
Israel was a part of the British Mandate for Palestine, a quasi-colony under British authority.
If you are talking about the Modern State of Israel, it was established in 1948, and it is still around today. If you are talking about the ancient state of Israel, it was not established "in Palestine". It was established in the Land of Canaan, which later became known as the Land of Israel, and then later called Palestine by the Romans.
Palestinian Arabs fled Palestine after the establishment of Israel.
Israel, in the area formerly known as Palestine until 1948.
"Palestine" is the name the Romans gave to Israel after they expelled the Jews in 70 CE. Israel was and still is the Jewish homeland.The Romans chose the name "Palestine" after an enemy of the Jewish people, called the Philistines.
It depends on your terms. If you are referring to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip cumulatively as Palestine and the 1949 borders of the State of Israel as Israel, then Israel is 3x larger than Palestine. If you are referring to the British Mandate of Palestine, then the State of Israel according to 1949 borders is smaller than Palestine. If you are comparing the current areas under Israeli control to the area of Mandatory Palestine, they are roughly equal. (The gain in the Golan Heights is more-or-less offset by the loss of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank Zone A regions.)
The terms "Palestine" and "Israel" are nebulous terms without qualifiers. The British Mandate of Palestine encompasses all lands currently under control of the State of Israel (with the exception off the Golan Heights). However, the Palestinian Territories which are considered to be the future Palestinian State are entirely outside the 1949 borders of the State of Israel.
Because Israel still exists, and the Jews, by and large, refuse to either march into the sea or lie down.
Yes. Bethlehem was part of "Palestine" in the year zero - but under Roman control. It's now part of Israel - since 1948.
No. Jerusalem is under Israeli control with sovereignty under debate between Israel and Palestine. Egypt has not had control over Jerusalem for over a century.No, it is not.
It is occurring in the Middle East, specifically in the countries of Israel and Palestine.
The Jews of the British Mandate of Palestine declared independence as Israel in 1948.
No. Palestine is the name of another region that is nearby and by some accounts overlapping with Israel.