Reader comment on: The Academic War on Israel
Submitted by rivkah fishman, Apr 23, 2015 09:21
It was the Emperor Hadrian who renamed the Roman province of Judea, "Syria-Palestine," in 135 CE\AD after the defeat of the second Jewish revolt against Rome (132-135 CE\AD) often referred to as the Bar Kochba revolt after the name of its leader. The reason for this name change was to deny any Jewish identity of the province. The term "Palestine" originates in the work of the Greek historian Herodotus (c.435 BCE\BC) who probably knew the coast of the country where the descendants of the Philistines lived, but not the interior (the Persian province of Yehud/Judea)where Jews live. Palestine is a geographical term, NOT an ethnic term. There is no Palestinian people.
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