What is Palestine?

  • (noun): A British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Palestine (Arabic: فلسطين‎ Filasṭīn, Falasṭīn, Filisṭīn; Greek: Παλαιστίνη, Palaistinē; Latin: Palaestina; Hebrew: פלשתינה Palestina) is a conventional name, among others, for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands. The region is also known as the Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ־ישראל Eretz-Yisra'el), the Holy Land and the Southern Levant, and historically has been known by other names including Canaan, Zion, Syria Palaestina, Southern Syria, Jund Filastin and Outremer.

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... the Eastern Roman/Byzantines at the Battle of Yarmouk, conquering Palestine ... by the Abbasid Dynasty of Baghdad and from 878 Palestine was ruled by semi-autonomous governors in Egypt until the Fatimids conquered it in 969 ... In 1072 the Fatimids lost control of Palestine to the rapidly expanding Great Seljuq Empire ...
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... Before the Iranian Revolution, Iran and Palestine secretly engaged in trade and military relations, unbeknown to Israel ... relations with Israel at the time, it had to keep it's alliance with Palestine a secret from Israel, and it's relations with Israel a secret from Palestine ... However, Palestine, as well as the Arab States, lost the war, and Palestinians asked to seek asylum into Iran ...
Palestine, Wirt County, West Virginia
... Palestine is an unincorporated community in Wirt County, West Virginia, in the United States ... The community was named for Palestine ... Prior to 1905, the name of Palestine's post office was Reedy Ripple, to distinguish its name from a community named "Palatine" in Marion County the name "Reedy Ripple" derived from an accumulation of gravel ...

More definitions of "Palestine":

  • (noun): An ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism.
    Synonyms: Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land

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    His Majesty’s Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
    —A.J. (Arthur James)

    His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
    —A.J. (Arthur James)

    I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)