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The name is seen by most Jews as an imposition on the territory from its Roman Occupiers who changed the name of the region from Judea to Syria-Palaestina following the Jewish Revolts in the First and Second Centuries C.E. It also conjures up, for many Jews, the current conflict with the Palestinians since they continue to refer to the territory, oftentimes including the current State of Israel, as Palestine.

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Q: What does the name Palestine mean to Jews?
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The main exile of Jews from Palestine came in 70 CE. However, there was always a minority of Jews in Palestine until 1950 when they became the majority.

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It depends on what you mean by Palestine. If you are referring to the region of Palestine or the former Mandate of Palestine, the connection is that Mandatory Palestine was the Jews' historic homeland. If you are referring to the current Palestinian Territories or the Palestinian Authority, the connection is that Jews formed the State of Israel which is currently engaged in a long conflict with the Palestinian Territories to create a peaceful solution for all citizens.

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Judah became known as Palestine when the Jews tried to revolt against the Romans for a second time. They forbaded the Jews to visit Jerusalem and they renamed Judah to Palestine.

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