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terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah 15 May Organization
one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of T amora
Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004) Arafat , Yasser Arafat
form of Aramaic that was spoken in Palestine in the time of the New Testament Biblical Aramaic
ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine Caesarea
body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel diaspora
German architect who migrated to Palestine in 1937 (1887-1953) Erich Mendelsohn , Mendelsohn
Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340) Eusebius , Eusebius of Caesarea
little known Palestinian group responsible for bombings and for killing Israelis; seeks to defeat Israel and liberate southern Lebanon, Palestine, and Golan Heights Forces of Umar Al-Mukhtar , Umar al-Mukhtar Forces
area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry Galilee
clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israel defense force Haganah
militant Palestinian terrorist group created in 1979 and committed to the creation of an Islamic state in Palestine and to the destruction of Israel; smaller and more exclusively militant that Hamas Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami al-Filastini , Palestine Islamic Jihad , Palestinian Islamic Jihad , PIJ
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine Israel , Sion , State of Israel , Yisrael , Zion
terrorist group formed in 1977 as the result of a split with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; became a satellite of al-Fatah; made terrorist attacks on Israel across the Lebanese border Jabat al-Tahrir al-Filistiniyyah , Palestine Liberation Front , PLF
river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan Jordan , Jordan River
ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center Juda , Judah
southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ Judaea , Judea
political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the U Palestine Liberation Organization , PLO
ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine Palestinian
descendant of the Arabs who inhabited Palestine Palestinian , Palestinian Arab
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