Why Not Judea? Zion? State of the Hebrews?

In a letter published in 1947, writer Aharon Reuveni discussed options for the name of the future Jewish state - and thereafter claimed credit for the one chosen. 'If Israel is an indispensable element of the name of our state,' he wrote, 'and if the explanatory word "state" is also indispensable, then the one name that is acceptable is "State of Israel"'

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