Skip to comments.Palestine, Back to the Future
Posted on 01/29/2012 2:13:07 AM PST by tedbel
There was a time when the lands now known as Israel, (including Judea and Samaria and Gaza), and most of Jordan were called Palestine. In fact, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 declared
There followed considerable cooperation between the Jews, represented by Chaim Weizmann and the Arabs living in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, and Jordan, represented by Emir Feisal. As a result, the Feisal-Weizmann Agreement was signed in January 1919, in which it was agreed that the Jews would get the lands lying west of the Jordan River watershed to the Mediterranean. Two months later Faisal wrote to Felix Frankfuter, the then leader of the American Zionists, extending a welcome:
Unfortunately that initial agreement and embrace were overtaken by events. The British and the French had other plans.
Finally in 1920, the allied powers, Britain, France, Italy and Japan adopted the San Remo Resolution in evidence of their agreement
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“There was a time when the lands now known as Israel, (including Judea and Samaria and Gaza), and most of Jordan were called Palestine.”
And there was a time that it wasn’t. Up until about 100 years or so after Christ when Syria renamed it in response to a Jewish rebellion against a pagan temple to Jupiter.
Philistia -> Palestine -> Israel.
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