- Also called Holy Land. Biblical name Canaan. an ancient country in SW Asia, on the E coast of the Mediterranean.
- a former British mandate (1923–48) comprising part of this country, divided between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt in 1948: the Jordanian and Egyptian parts were occupied by Israel in 1967.
- a city in E Texas.
Examples from the Web for palestine
The Times of Israel even applauded Netanyahu for finally being honest about his views on the issue of Palestine.
We have also seen countries like Sweden recognize Palestine as a state.
It also resembles those of a 1st-century sect leader in Palestine who was also popular with the poor.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?
November 21, 2014
Muslims and Christians and Jews lived together in Palestine before the Europeans came in 1948.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad
Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy
October 17, 2014
Who is careful to note that the first time a guy went down on her was after a college party to benefit Palestine.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
September 26, 2014
The Jews have crossed the river Jordan and have occupied Palestine.
But when the Jews entered Palestine, the Canaanites lived in towns and villages.
Probably, if they had continued in Palestine, there would have been no Crusades.
The vices of the Christians of Palestine brought their punishment.
This was not true happiness, and the vine of the Palestine vineyards was not the true vine.Pax Vobiscum
- Also called: the Holy Land, Canaan the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea in which most of the biblical narrative is located
- the province of the Roman Empire in this region
- the former British mandatory territory created by the League of Nations in 1922 (but effective from 1920), and including all of the present territories of Israel and Jordan between whom it was partitioned by the UN in 1948
Word Origin and History for palestine
from Latin Palestina (name of a Roman province), from Greek Palaistine (Herodotus), from Hebrew 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.