Archive for the ‘History of Palestine’ Category

Palestine Oral History: Interview with Salaheddin Issa, Kawkaba, Gaza

August 6, 2006

Ancient History of Palestine

August 4, 2006

Palestine – the land of the Prophets. Rich in history – the history of generations of believers who lived and worshipped, and fought and died there, praising their Lord and defending their faith.

Historic region, the extent of which has varied greatly since ancient times, situated on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in south west Asia .

The Land

The region has an extremely diverse terrain that falls generally into four parallel zones. From west to east they are the coastal plain ; the hills and mountains of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea; the valley of the Jordan river.; and the east plateau. In the extreme south lies the Negev , a rugged desert area . Elevations range from 395 mile (1296 ft) below sea level on the shores of the Dead Sea, (more…)

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet

July 29, 2006

Welcome to the Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet

Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet is a non-partisan project devoted to the dissemination of ideas and scholarly information, in an effort to foster scholarly collaboration, policy research, and innovative thinking on the Palestinian refugee issue. PRRN is maintained by the Inter-University Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (Montreal), with the support of the Arts Computing Network, McGill University, the International Development Research Centre and the Canadian International Development Agency. (more…)

1896-1916 – Zionist movement

July 29, 2006

1896-1916 – Zionist movement

In 1896 following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, ‘The Jewish State’. He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.

In 1897 the first Zionist Congress was held in Switzerland, which issued the Basle programme on the colonization of Palestine and the establishment of the World Zionist Organization (WZO).

In 1904 the Fourth Zionist Congress decided to establish a national home for Jews in Argentina.

In 1906 the Zionist congress decided the Jewish homeland should be Palestine.

In 1914 With the outbreak of World War I, Britain promised the independence of Arab lands under Ottoman rule, including Palestine, in return for Arab support against Turkey which had entered the war on the side of Germany. (for website) (more…)

Politics

July 29, 2006

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1917-1947 & 1947-1977 & 1977-1990 & The Peace Process

July 29, 2006

1917-1947
The Palestine problem became an international issue towards the end of the First World War with the disintegration of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Palestine was among the several former Ottoman Arab territories which were placed under the administration of Great Britain under the Mandates System adopted by the League of Nations pursuant to the League’s Covenant (Article 22) .

All but one of these Mandated Territories became fully independent States, as anticipated. The exception was Palestine where, instead (more…)

chronology

July 29, 2006
 

Chronology of events 

before the Nakba 

1876 – 1918 

1918 – 1935 

1936 – 1939 

1939 – 1947

 

Chronology of  

the Nakba 

1947

1948

1949

A Brief History of Palestine

July 29, 2006

1895

The total population of Palestine was 500,000 of whom 47,000 were Jews who owned 0.5% of the land.

1896

Following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, ‘The Jewish State’. He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.

1897 (more…)