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Definition/Scope: Region of the eastern Mediterranean perceived in contemporary understanding as extending east to the Jordan River, north to the border between modern Israel and Lebanon, west to the Mediterranean Sea (including the coast of Gaza), and south to the Negev, with its southernmost tip reaching the Gulf of Aqaba. However, both the political status and the geographic area designated by the term Palestine have changed considerably over the course of some three millennia. The perception of what constitut

Used For:

Holy Land

Broader Terms:

Middle East

Narrower Terms:

Palestinian People’s Party

Related Terms:

Arab League members
Asbat al-Ansar
Islamic Jihad Union
Israeli Security Forces
OIC members
Oslo Peace Accords
UN Truce Supervision Organization
West Bank

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