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    • thinking outloud
    • 05.02.12 | 16:19 (IST)

    Not only was there a Palestine but: 1) the name was given by the Roman conquerors of the Jewish state to add insult to injury after the Philistines who were a constant thorn in the side of the Jewish kingdom 2)Arabs in pre-israel palestine never referred to themselves as palestinians; and 3) the land referred to as Palestine extended into Jordan which has a population that is at least 70% Palestinian arab - does that mean Jordan is a defacto Palestine with the majority of the land that was once known as Palestine with a majority of the arabs from the area?

    from the article: The finest photographs of early 20th century Palestine, shuttered in controversy
    First published 02:48 05.02.12 | Last updated 02:48 05.02.12
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