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A history question for Shush et al

Shush, if I understood your post on the history of the Palestinians, there never was a sovereign state of Palestine, nor was there an indigenous palestinian people. If that is the case, do you have any insights as to why the territory was labeled Palestine in the various mandates? It seems like that labeling of territory has created the myth of Palestine. Thanks in advance.
We do not view the world as it is, but as we perceive it to be.

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,453 Senior Member
    Here's a decent website that has lots of information on your question.
    Use the links on the sidebar on the left to navigate it. The "Recommendations" is a good place to start. The ones below this in gold lettering offer more information.

    http://www.palestinefacts.org/
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  • gunwalkergunwalker Member Posts: 479 Member
    Thanks Mike. Wow. Lots of interesting discussion on that site.
    We do not view the world as it is, but as we perceive it to be.
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    gunwalker wrote: »
    Shush,..... It seems like that labeling of territory has created the myth of Palestine. Thanks in advance.

    I think more than likely it was named after the region the mandate was formed in, carved from the remains of the Ottoman Empire.
    I can not find any significance in the name itself.
    The whole area was claimed and reclaimed by many empires.

    You must remember my slant on history is some what tainted, being dragged up in the greatest of those empires :devil: but I try my best.
    tennmike wrote: »

    Good link:up:

    Here is bit I dug up;

    700 BC
    Under the Assyrian empire which
    bordered the Arabian Desert.
    The main regions, not countries where;
    Egypt
    Palestine
    Syria
    Phoenicia
    Babylonia
    Élan, a bit north but still in the area.


    Phoenian colonies not countries.
    Egypt
    Judah
    Israel
    Palestine
    Syria
    Cyprus


    Palestine a country in the first millennium BC
    Philistines
    Kingdom of Judah
    Kingdom of Israel
    Phocenicians

    Click on the lower magnifying glass.

    http://www.wadsworth.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/spot_maps/map2_2.html


    PS
    As for the Jews driving the Palestinians out of their homeland in ’48, what of the Hashemites doing that very thing in 1970.

    From Wikipedia;
    ‘September 1970 is known as the Black September in Arab history and sometimes is referred to as the "era of regrettable events."
    It was a month when Hashemite King Hussein of Jordan moved to quash the militancy of Palestinian organizations and restore his monarchy's rule over the country.’

    That country being Palestine before it was split.:uhm:
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