Lately, the media has been full of people from all over who will claim that the land of Israel belongs to the Palestinians by birthright. It was
apparently their land and only their land.
This seems to ignore people like King David and King Solomon for establishing a history to either side of the issue and debate, but sometimes the
small details get lost in the passion of the moment.
There is a real timeline of history here. It does not seem to match what people are claiming. It can be called close but I was raised to believe close
only counts for hand grenades and games of horseshoes.
Here is that timeline. Can someone tell me where Palestine had time to exist as a nation vs. the map name to a managed territory of other empires?
Year 632 - 1258
: The Caliphate rules the region in totality. This ended with the
Mongol destruction of Baghdad in the year 1258.
1259 - 1920
: The Ottoman Empire rises from modern day Turkey to rule
the region for nearly 600 years. They collapsed in 1918 with the end of World War I. The last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire fled office in 1922. A new
Republic is formed in modern Turkey by 1924.
There is a small gap here between 1918 and 1920. They may have squeaked out something for that short period?
1920 - 1947
: The British Mandate Period covered these years following an
agreement by the League of Nations in July of 1922. It came into effect for the area in September of 1923 and following the
Treaty of Lausanne
The British rules a growing herd of cats snapping at each other as much as they were determined to expel the British in a common cause. Jews and
Arabs, in the same place. The serious migration of the Jewish people from outside that region began in 1939.
1939 - 1948
: Aliyah Bet commenced. Aliyah simply means
immigration and that was the focus.
Did a nation named Palestine exist before the first Caliphate of Islam? History is saying that Israel certainly existed before that time. I just
cannot find a period on any timelines when a nation or sovereign power named 'Palestine' or anything which could have evolved into what we see in
claims today could have stood?
I do see where it has been used as a territorial name, and the British Mandate period is also called the Palestine Mandate. Still, Palestine from
what? That Mandate was born directly out of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire that ruled for 600 years with no gaps to the major power before it?
Can someone more knowledgeable on history explain how this is being determined?