http://www.conservativeunderground.c...99&postcount=4The displaced Arabs that no one wants are bent on killing any Jew they can find, are bent on the destruction of Israel , and will you PLEASE stop using that term?
There is no such place as Palestine, it is not on any map anywhere in the world, it is not a nation, it is not a country.
I'm not sure if I even used the term in a post- I generally don't use the term Palestine, unless I am talking about the pre-1948 era.
I use the term Palestinean to refer to the people of that region who are not of both european descent and the jewish faith-muslims, christians and jews of arab ethnicity who are indigent to the region.
You and Sonna are correct, there is no country or state called Palestine. I am in no way stating that there is. However, there is a historic region that has been referred to as Palestine for about 2000 years. According to historians the Romans renamed the area Palestina after the final Jewish revolt that lead to the final dispersion of the Jewish PeopleSurprise, Surprise, another liberals deciding what words are offensive based on their own biases and bigotry, and then condemning anyone who dares to use "that word".
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Palestine as
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...9645/PalestineRegion, at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
It extends east to the Jordan River, north to the border between Israel and Lebanon, west to the Mediterranean, and south to the Negev desert, reaching the Gulf of Aqaba. The political status and geographic area designated by the term have changed considerably over the course of three millennia. The eastern boundary has been particularly fluid, often understood as lying east of the Jordan and extending at times to the edge of the Arabian Desert. A land of sharp contrasts, Palestine includes the Dead Sea, the lowest natural ... (100 of 28001 words)
Again I am not stating that Palestine is a country or state, but to refer to the area as Palestine is acceptable. It is like referring to the North East of the U.S. as New England or the area between Mexico and Columbia as Central America.
The only point I am trying to make is that the unilateral demand that the term Palestine not be used because Sonna doesn't like it is no different that the DUers wanting to get rid of the phrase 'illegal alien' because they don't like it. There are a lot of words that I don't care for but I'm not demanding that people stop using them. I accept them as part of that person's vocabulary. You and Sonna are free to use whatever words you choose provided they are permitted by Sarasota and management. Likewise of others choose to use Palestine to refer to the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea .
Last edited by FlaGator; 05-20-2010 at 08:16 PM.
It's a historically traditional usage and there's nothing wrong with it. These traditional names are handy handles for geopolitical areas - no one expects them to be defining terms for current national boundaries.
If you want to be real favorable to Hamas and the Palestinians the latest is to address Jerusalem as AL Quds.
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