Where is Palestine?
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 definitions of Palestine have been used over the
millennia, and these definitions themselves are politically
contentious. In recent times, the broadest definition of Palestine
has been that adopted by the British Mandate of Palestine, which
includes present-day Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories
of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The narrowest definition used in
contemporary politics embraces only the Palestinian territories of
the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Other English names for this region
include: Canaan, Land of Israel, and Holy Land.
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