La Geographie de la Palestine is a 1938 book, written in French, that describes the geography of Palestine. The book describes the geographie of hundreds of cities and villages. The book also includes pull-out maps of the Holy Land. In these maps, towns are identified all over the Holy Land, west of the Jordan River, from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea (Mer Morte).
The land was called Palestine long before the 1948 war that created Israel. Were the people living there “Palestinians”? Surely they thought they were, but does it matter what we call them? Judaism teaches that it is not ok to expel peaceful non-Jewish families from their homes, irrespective of what we call them.
The Jewish Museum of the Palestinian Experience has maps of Palestine dating to the 1700’s. You can find and download them here.
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The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz is a source of information on topics that often don’t get coverage in the United States. Here are links to Ha’aretz articles that provide some information on how Palestinians came to become refugees in 1948.