The "legal state of Palestine" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 30.07.10 | 17:10 (IDT)

    Since you seem to know so much about Palestine, I have afew questions to ask you: 1. When did the State of Palestine exist? 2. What brought about its destruction? 3. What was its system of government? 4. Can you name some of its leaders - kings, presidents, and such? 5. What were its contributions to the world in the fields of science and education, economics, medicine, the exact sciences, engineering and the like? 6. How many of its writers and poets received or were nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature? 7. What was its language? 8. Did it exist before or after the Israelite Settlement of the Land of Canaan? 9. Did it exist before or after the First Temple Period and the Davidic Monarchy? 10. Did it exist before or after the Second Jewish Commonwealth? Before or after Herod? Before or after King Herod? Before or after the Maccabees? Before or after the Mishna and Talmuds were set down? 11. Oh yes - and what is the source of the name "Palestine"? After all, the Land of the Philistines was called "Peleshet" - in the Bible, of course. It was the Romans who called the Land +Palestine" after they destroyed the Second Temple. So how did this name appear again? It didn't have anything to do with British imperialism, did it?

    from the article: Israel believes Abbas will bide time on direct talks until settlement freeze nears end
    First published 07:27 30.07.10 | Last updated 07:27 30.07.10
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