What is Palestine?
The confusion as concerns "Palestine" is that it refers to two separate things.
The British Mandate of Palestine covered all areas between Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It was a relatively small territory that was also bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the northwest and has access to the Gulf of Aqabah in the south.
The current country of Palestine, which is ruled by the Palestinian Authority, is de jure (this means by law) a small grouping of city-states in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. De facto (this means in reality) the Palestinian Authority, the internationally recognized leadership of Palestine, has lost control of the Gaza Strip to Hamas as of the Summer of 2006.
Most Palestinians want a united country (that is to say that Gaza and the West Bank would become one nation, even though they are bifurcated) and many are willing to settle with Israel to create reasonable borders. On the same note, many Israelis feel the same way. The issue in both camps is that extremists routinely advocate the all-or-nothing solution and use maps of the British Mandate of Palestine to represent their side's ideal outcome.
This use of the Mandate-Map by extremist Palestinian organizations and by many in the Arab World has led to much confusion concerning the actual territories under Palestinian control and the territories which are being negotiated between Israel and Palestine for a future solution.
There are those who would prefer to not believe that there is a current recognized Palestinian government. However, almost every major international forum recognizes the Palestinian Authority as the governing authority with whom Israel must negotiate a Palestinian future. Israel has also recognized the role of the Palestinian Authority by way of the Oslo Accords in 1993.
The address of the Palestine Public Library is: 2000 S Loop 256 Ste 42, Palestine, 75801 5930
Palestine is beautiful it has nice landscape, beaches, and people i know that because i am Palestinian
Ancient Palestine refers to the region roughly encompassed by the former British Mandate of Palestine during all time-periods prior to 500 C.E. This territory is makes up part of the Southern Levant in the Middle East (Southwest Asia).
The name "Palestine" is the cognate of an ancient word meaning "Philistines". The earliest known mention of the word was by Ancient Egyptian scribes, used to describe invaders from the Palestinian area during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses III in the 12th century BCE (BC).
Parts of it are lush and green. Other parts are arid wilderness.
There are three different definitions of Palestine: a country (the recognized Palestinian Authority or the unrecognized Arab dream to replace Israel), a British Mandate (from 1922-1948), or a region. They are all generally in the same place although specific borders may differ. In all three, Palestine is located in the Middle East, specifically the Southwest Levant. Palestine for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River and various adjoining lands. Different geographic… Read More
No. No country or people is evil. Palestine and Palestinians are victims of violence and strife and have been attacked both by Israel and by their "fellow" Arabs. Each has placed them in occupation, deprived them of necessary materials, and stalls their chances for proper statehood.
it depends were you live and were you stand politacly
The address of the Historic Palestine Inc is: 419 S Royall, Palestine, TX 75801-3637
The address of the Palestine Public Library District is: 201 South Washington Street, Palestine, 62451 1060
There has not been a state of Palestine since the mandate ended in 1948.
Palestine is in what continint?
Palestine is almost a rural because of Israeli occupation for the last 50 years. The most beautiful citites in Palestine is Ramallah, Nablus, Bethlehem, Hebron, and Jerusalem
Palestine is in the continent of Asia, in Southwest Asia. It is a bifurcated state with a coastal region (Gaza Strip) bounded by Egypt and Israel and an internal region (West Bank) bounded by Israel and Jordan.
In international politics, the Palestinian question refers to the necessity of creating a country for the Palestinians.
Currently its the area known as Israel.
palestine it is the holyland it is the land in torah,bible,quran it is the prophets and massngers homelands it is the land of civilztions it is the first land that people setll it is the land of religions it is the history land first holy city in judism,christianty and the thierd in islam it is the concction between asia and africa it is the land of the endworld it is the land of palestinians-arabs and… Read More
olives and olive oil
Egypt, Jordan, Israel
'Palestine' or 'Israel' depending on which part of the territory.
Which Palestinian War is the question referring to? Is it one of the wars in the Arab-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in 1948, but became much more violent in the 1970s and 1980s, killing between 5,000-25,000 Palestinians depending on the estimates used. Is it one of the wars in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in the 1920s, but became much more widespread in 1947 with the Jewish-Arab Engagement and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9… Read More
Palestine Day is March 31 In MinnestoaVisit www.palestineday.com
Current Status Now (as of 2014), Jerusalem is under the control of Israel. What is called the Western Jerusalem is the Israeli neighborhoods and the Arabs (Muslims and Christians) take up the eastern part of the city. According to the Israeli Jerusalem Law of 1980, Israel has annexed all of Jerusalem to be in Israeli territory. Debate on Jerusalem The issue that a lot of international groups have with the Israeli Declaration that Jerusalem is… Read More
Answer 1 Of course that depends on your definition of state. It does not have clearly defined borders, as Israel is constantly occupying/building settlements on more land that belongs/ed to Palestinian people. Neither does it really have a proper government. Hamas was democratically elected as the political party to govern the Palestinian people, however Hamas only has control of the Gaza Strip, while the Fatah party, which was in power prior to Hamas, has control… Read More
Answer 1 Palestine was the name given by Greek seafarers to the Levant, around the middle of the first millennium BCE, because of the Philistines they found along the southern maritime region between modern Tel Aviv and Egypt. They simply assumed that the Philistines occupied the entire region, and were unaware that there were Judahites and Israelites living in the mountainous hinterland. At the time, we could say that Israel was in Palestine. Answer 2… Read More
no it is not. Palestine is between middle east and north Africa so technically its in both but their not Asians or Africans their Arabs though some look as black as Africans and some look as white as Europeans mostly like Egypt mostly brown skinned the middle east is more separate than Asia or Africa its more of the middle east really so Palestine is in the middle east
He surely is not against them-- he pledged $400 million in aid to Palestine this June.
No Palestine is in the Middle East (modern day Israel / Gaza) Rome is in Europe (modern day Italy) Palestine is/was an area, sometimes a country, in the Middle East. Rome has always been a city.
No. Palestine is its own country, which is bifurcated and borders Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.
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… Read More
This question is contentious and therefore has several answers. Answer 1 Palestine is a country that is not being recognized for the benefits of greater countries. Such is the situation of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic. Answer 2 Answer 1 is wrong and is a political statement, not a statement of fact. There has never been a country called Palestine in the history of the world. There is no unique Palestinian language, currency, historical leadership, holidays… Read More
The question that should be asked is "how old is the name Palestine", otherwise it is devoid of meaning. Indeed, what is the question about? How old is the land itself, from a geological point of view? The land that came to be renamed Palestine is millions of years old, like most land mass on earth. Or is it about how old the people of the land is? What people, the jews, the christians, the… Read More
No. Israel is Israel and Palestine is Palestine. Confusion occurs because both things refer to an extant piece of land with people living on it, a nationality, an ethnicity, and a prior piece of land which no longer exists. Israel is a Jewish State that contains territory from the former British Mandate of Palestine. The remainder of the British Mandate of Palestine belongs to the modern Palestinian State. Israel is a majority Jewish population who… Read More
Not that big. Almost the size of Lebanon. The State of Palestine is 6,220 sq. km. or 2,400 sq. miles, which is a little larger than the US State of Delaware or the Sultanate of Brunei. The former British Mandate of Palestine was 26,625.6 sq. km. or 10,280.2 sq. miles.
The Palestinian Authority, which de jure governs parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (de facto it does not govern the Gaza Strip) has non-member status in the UN, has difficulty collecting taxes, and cannot raise a sanctioned defense force. On the flip side, it maintains police and fire departments, sets taxes, builds and maintains schools and roads, engages in international diplomacy, and exports its people's products abroad. Thus the PA is a… Read More
No palestine is a country
There is a lime stone ridge that runs through Jerusalem. Mt. Moriah where the Jewish temple was built is on this ridge. Out side the walls of Jerusalem in the time of Christ there was another small mountain (Hill) called Mt Calvary. This is where Jesus Christ was crucified. Jerusalem is in Israel so yes Calvary is in Israel. If the question is trying to tease out whether Calvary is in Israel or the Palestinian… Read More
No; Makkah is in Saudi Arabia. Palestine is a whole different country.
NO. There are currently two distinct Palestinian polities, neither of which is really a democracy.GAZAThe Hamas-led government of the Gaza Strip functions very similarly to a military junta, even though it is not officially classified as anything other than an autocracy. Hamas makes no pretensions to democracy, refusing to hold any elections and claiming the right to power from military might and appeal to Divine Authority.WEST BANKThe West Bank is divided between regions controlled by… Read More
At the time of Jesus , Bethlehem was part of Palestine, but it is now back in the hands of Palestine today.
No it isn't.
The confusion as concerns "Palestine" is that it refers to two separate things. Definition 1 The British Mandate of Palestine covered all areas between Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It was a relatively small territory that was also bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the northwest and has access to the Gulf of Aqabah in the south. Definition 2 The current country of Palestine, which is ruled by the Palestinian Authority, is de jure (this… Read More
No. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is something that actually exists. There is no such thing as the Indian-Palestinian Conflict. Therefore, they cannot be the same thing. Perhaps you mean the Indian-Pakistani Conflict, which is a real conflict, but a different one from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Both conflicts are similar in that there were two different groups of people were living in the same former colony that wanted to each form their own country and did so… Read More
Which Palestinian conflict is the question referring to? Is it the Arab-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in 1948, but became much more violent in the 1970s and 1980s, killing between 5,000-25,000 Palestinians depending on the estimates used. Is it the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in the 1920s, but became much more widespread in 1947 with the Jewish-Arab Engagement and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9. Approximately 13,000 Palestinians have died in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Is… Read More
PALESTINE FACTS The Meaning of the Flag RED: The Khawarij were the first Islamic group to emerge after the assassination of Caliph Uthman III, forming the first republican party in the early days of Islam. Their symbol was the red flag. Arab tribes who participated in the conquest of North Africa and Andalusia carried the red flag, which became the symbol of the Islamic rulers of Andalusia (756-1355). In modern times, red symbolizes the Ashrafs… Read More
The palestinians reside in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The West Bank has 2270 sq miles and the Gaza strip has 140 sq miles. in total there is 2410 sq miles (i think i did tht right)!
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