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The boundaries of Palestine have changed through history.
  a geographic region on the Eastern Coast of the Mediterranean in the Middle East, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and Egypt
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Palestine Palestinian
Also known as the Holy Land because of its history for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
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  • The boundaries of Palestine have changed through history.
  • He said that in a year or two the crisis in Palestine would come to a head.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • We should all leave Nove Mesto, leave Czechoslovakia, for America, for Palestine, for Canada.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • I was mystified when the youngest son, a Zionist, decided to leave his home for distant Palestine.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • He participated in the fighting in the Near East—Turkey and Palestine—and at seventeen became the youngest noncommissioned officer in the German armed forces.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Hannah and Lev were married and living in Palestine.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944
  • He was standing in front of them in an attitude like that of a showman showing off the animals in a menagerie, or of the kind clergyman when he points with a wand at the ’Scenes from Palestine, when there is a magic-lantern and he is explaining it.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Compare that with Margot, who wants to nurse newborns in Palestine.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • She went to the best school in Amman and lived at a comfortable distance from the problems of that city, including poverty and the tensions brought on by the influx of Palestinian and later Iraqi refugees.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • At that time, it was still possible to obtain emigration permits from Palestine.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • I had been in Baghdad just one day when President Bush declared Saddam Hussein and his Ba’ath Party had fallen, and my colleagues swiftly captured, that same day, Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Front, which attacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean in 1985.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Thirty thousand children volunteered, thinking they were going to Palestine.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • I call it A Pisgah Sight of Palestine or the Parable of The Plums.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • If you think long enough about it, you will be brought to consider republics, and bilingualism, and immigration, and Palestine, and God knows what.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • ’These pines, now, come from France, Spain, and Italy; the olives from Armenia and Palestine; the figs originally from the island of Chios; the preaches and apricots from Persia; plums from Damascus in Syria, and the pears of all sorts from Greece.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • These martial strains seemed as far away as Palestine, and reminded me of a march of crusaders in the horizon, with a slight tantivy and tremulous motion of the elm tree tops which overhang the village.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The Palestinian fragment comes from the tablet which describes the death of Enkidu and is closest to the account already known from Boghazkoy.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Dempsey was offered a tempting job—establishing a hospital for Palestinian refugees on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives—but the Mortensons decided it was time for their children to experience America.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • There the companions of his fall, o’erwhelmed With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire, He soon discerns; and, weltering by his side, One next himself in power, and next in crime, Long after known in Palestine, and named Beelzebub.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • All your skill was used up ages ago in Palestine, and you must lie fallow for a thousand years to git strength for more deeds!’
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • In 1848 he made a pilgrimage to Palestine.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • For Gods Kingdome was in Palestine; and the Nations round about, were the Kingdomes of the Enemy; and consequently by Satan, is meant any Earthly Enemy of the Church.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • "Kings" and "Kingdoms" were as thick in Britain as they had been in little Palestine in Joshua’s time, when people had to sleep with their knees pulled up because they couldn’t stretch out without a passport.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • We’re making Buffalo Bill’s show look like magic-lantern views of Palestine in the town hall.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • So say the few warriors who have returned from Palestine.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Then I shall go to Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, before the hot weather comes on.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Every Palestinian in the Worldweb and beyond carried the cul-turai memory of a century of struggle capped by a month of nationalist triumph before the Nuclear Jihad of 2038 wiped it all away.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Erect in a black William and Mary chair against gray and speckly-brown volumes of sermons and Biblical commentaries and Palestine geographies upon long pine shelves, her neat black shoes firm on a rag-rug, herself as correct and low-toned as her background, Mrs. Warren listened without comment till Carol was quite through, then answered delicately: "Yes, I think you draw a very nice picture of what might easily come to pass—some day.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • …was joined, the result being a general scuffle, wherein a black board was split, three panes of the school windows were broken, an inkbottle was spilled over a town-councillor’s shirt front, a churchwarden was dealt such a topper with the map of Palestine that his head went right through Samaria, and many black eyes and bleeding noses were given, one of which, to everybody’s horror, was the venerable incumbent’s, owing to the zeal of an emancipated chimney-sweep, who took the side of…
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • …of this building, looking out into Bickel Street at the front and some dreary back yards of equally dreary frame houses, which was divided at the front into a hall forty by twenty-five feet in size, in which had been placed some sixty collapsible wood chairs, a lectern, a map of Palestine or the Holy Land, and for wall decorations some twenty-five printed but unframed mottoes which read in part: WINE IS A MOCKER, STRONG DRINK IS RAGING AND WHOSOEVER IS DECEIVED THEREBY IS NOT WISE.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Zainab met and married a gentle Palestinian doctoral student named Amjad.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Haganah was the political authority of the Jewish National Movement in Palestine.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • When Zeyde came to Palestine in 1938 he said he wasn’t ever going to leave, and he never did.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Ferrell was fired by IBP in 1997, not long after a series of safety problems at a slaughterhouse in Palestine, Texas.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He had many volumes of old travels, with steel engravings, and Mrs. Carey quickly found two which described Palestine.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Teagarten was forever sounding off about sending NATO forces into Lebanon and leveling every suspected Palestinian enclave.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But I did think, if everyone is such a person, how come Mom and Dad still hated all the politicians in Israel and Palestine?
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • But now he pours his heart out to Mary, talking about a proposed family trip to Palestine, for he is most curious about the Holy Land.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The black stele or obelisk is the Code of Hammurabi, which dates from about 1750 B.C. The treelike structure is a Yahwistjc cult totem from Palestine.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Given this realpolitik, I support the military checkpoints, which have managed to halt suicide bombings despite their negative impact on Palestinian lives.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • It was run by a Palestinian man in his sixties, who often told stories and who had an emphasis, when he said "Good day," that told me he meant it.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • In terms of espionage it was a sad chapter in their history, dealing as they were mainly with confused youths flirting with Arab or pro-Palestinian elements.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The names of the Jewish patriarchs and those of the holy places in Palestine do not appear among their place-names; their Christianity seems to have been exclusively of the New Testament.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There were children from Lebanon, Cambodia, Kosovo, Brazil, Norway, Yemen, Mozambique, Palestine, Guatemala, the U.S. (New York), South Africa, Peru, Northern Ireland, India, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, to name a few.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • It is true that I have the honor to be a Jew; and, when the Zionists need a leader to reassemble our race on its historic soil of Palestine, Mendoza will not be the last to volunteer [sympathetic applause—hear, hear, etc.].
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Authors we have, in numbers, who have written out their vein, and who, moved by a commendable prudence, sail for Greece or Palestine, follow the trapper into the prairie, or ramble round Algiers, to replenish their merchantable stock.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • —TO CONFIDE IS SOMETIMES TO DELIVER INTO A PERSON’S POWER 107 Then, her mind still running on her romance, she resumed humming between her teeth:— "It must be so; I am a knight, And I am off to Palestine.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He smelled again that polite stuffiness to be found only in church parlors; he recalled the case of drab Sunday School books: "Hetty, a Humble Heroine" and "Josephus, a Lad of Palestine;" he thumbed once more the high-colored text-cards which no boy wanted but no boy liked to throw away, because they were somehow sacred; he was tortured by the stumbling rote of thirty-five years ago, as in the vast Zenith church he listened to: "Now, Edgar, you read the next verse.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Pope Innocent the Third thought they were going to Palestine, too, and he was thrilled.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
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