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What does the name Palestine mean to Jews?


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Answered 2015-06-29 13:37:39

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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