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Palestine | History, People, & Religion | Britannica

| May 16, 2021

Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (west of the Jordan River). The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region, which some have asserted also includes Jordan. Both the geographic area designated by the name and the political status of it have changed over the course of some three millennia.

Palestine – History, Religion & Conflicts – HISTORY

| May 16, 2021

Contents Palestine is a small region of land that has played a prominent role in the ancient and modern history of the Middle East.The history of Palestine has been marked by frequent political conflict and violent land seizures because of its importance to several major world religions, and because Palestine sits at a valuable geographic crossroads between Africa and Asia.Today, Arab people who call this territory home are known as Palestinians, and the people of Palestine have a strong desire to create a free and independent state in this contested region of the world. The word Palestine derives from the Greek word, Philistia, which dates to Ancient Greek writers' descriptions of the region in the 12th century B.C

Protesters supporting Israel, Palestinians clash in New York …

| May 16, 2021

Supporters of bothIsrael and Palestine clashed on the streets ofNew York City Tuesday, following violent attacks in the Middle Eastthis week. New York police officers attempted to keep the groups separated, but videos posted to social media showed protestors breaking free in an attempt to physically assault one another.

What are Israel and Palestine? Why are they fighting? – Vox

| May 16, 2021

Israel is the worlds only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea. Palestinians, the Arab population that hails from the land Israel now controls, refer to the territory as Palestine, and want to establish a state by that name on all or part of the same land. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is over who gets what land and how its controlled.

Sorry You’re Offended, But ‘Palestine’ Does Not Exist

| May 16, 2021

In progressive America, an official elected in a predominantly Jewish district in the countrys largest city can be punished for asserting an indisputable historical fact if it happens to offend the sensibilities of hard-left activists. In this case, Kalman Yeger, a councilman from Brooklyn, in a back-and-forth about Rep. Ilhan Omar, tweeted that, Palestine does not exist

The Observer view on the Israel-Palestine conflict – The Guardian

| May 16, 2021

The sudden rekindling of the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the ensuing horrors, is a shameful reminder of the international communitys almost criminal neglect of the crisis. There have been no substantive peace talks for more than a decade. Donald Trumps deal of the century was a cruel sham

A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine – The Nation

| May 16, 2021

Israeli forces respond to a Palestinian man protesting in Jerusalem by placing him in a choke hold. (Photo by Menahem Kahana / AFP via Getty Images) Thank you for signing up forThe Nations weekly newsletter

Its different this time: Palestinian Americans find support in US progressives – The Guardian

| May 16, 2021

Eid al-Fitr marks the conclusion to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Usually cause for celebration, this holiday is sorrowful for Palestinian Americans, Muslim or otherwise, who are mourning amid the worst violence seen in the homeland in years. It doesnt feel like a holiday for us, Amani al-Khatahtbeh, a Palestinian American author and founder of the online magazine Muslim Girl, told the Guardian

Lebanese in war of words over Palestine action – Arab News

| May 16, 2021

GAZA CITY/LONDON/NEW YORK: Palestinians on Saturday marked the anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe when more than 700,000 were driven from their homes to establish the state of Israel in 1948. Israel observed the day by killing two women and eight children from one family in an airstrike on a refugee camp.

The risk of another Israel-Palestine war – The New Humanitarian

| May 16, 2021

After weeks of growing tensions and protests over planned expulsions of Palestinians inJerusalem, violent clashes in the flashpoint city combined with deadly exchanges of rocket fire and bombs between Gaza and Israel risk escalating into all-out war.


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