Palestine


Palestine
Palestine from L. Palestina (name of a Roman province), from Gk. Palaistine (Herodotus), from Heb. Pelesheth "Philistia, land of the Philistines." Revived as an official political territorial name 1920 with the British mandate. Under Turkish rule, Palestine was part of three administrative regions: the Vilayet of Beirut, the Independent Sanjak of Jerusalem, and the Vilayet of Damascus. In 1917 the country was conquered by British forces who held it under occupation until the mandate was established April 25, 1920, by the Supreme Council of the Allied Powers at San Remo. During the occupation Palestine formed "Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (South)," with headquarters at Jerusalem.

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  • PALESTINE — La Palestine, contrée aux limites mal définies et changeantes selon le cours de l’histoire, n’est que la partie méridionale de la région syro palestinienne – qui constitue, elle même, la corne occidentale du «Croissant fertile» –, voie de passage …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • PALESTINE — PALESTINE, one of the names of the territory of the southern Levant known as the Land of israel and much later as the Holy Land. The name Palestine was originally an adjective derived from Heb. פְּלֶׂשֶת, Peleshet (Isa 14:29, 31; see also Prst or …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Palestine — Palestine, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 741 Housing Units (2000): 321 Land area (2000): 3.219548 sq. miles (8.338590 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.024487 sq. miles (0.063421 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.244035 sq. miles (8.402011 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palestine — ist die englische Schreibweise für Palästina und der Name mehrerer Orte in England: Palestine (Hampshire) in den USA: Palestine (Arkansas) Palestine (Illinois) Palestine (Ohio) Palestine (Texas) Palestine (West Virginia) Palestine ist weiterhin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Palestine, AR — U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 741 Housing Units (2000): 321 Land area (2000): 3.219548 sq. miles (8.338590 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.024487 sq. miles (0.063421 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.244035 sq. miles (8.402011 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palestine, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 1366 Housing Units (2000): 714 Land area (2000): 0.745525 sq. miles (1.930900 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.745525 sq. miles (1.930900 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palestine, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 170 Housing Units (2000): 73 Land area (2000): 0.147453 sq. miles (0.381901 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.147453 sq. miles (0.381901 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palestine, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 17598 Housing Units (2000): 7668 Land area (2000): 17.698861 sq. miles (45.839837 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.183332 sq. miles (0.474827 sq. km) Total area (2000): 17.882193 sq. miles (46.314664 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Palestine [1] — Palestine, 1) Hauptort der Grafschaft Anderson im Staate Texas (Nordamerika); Seminar; 1200 Ew.; 2) Hauptort der Grafschaft Crawford im Staate Illinois …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Palestine [2] — Palestine, Schriftgattung, s. Schrift …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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