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Palestine

Palestine usually refers to:

  • Palestine (region), a geographical and historical region in the Middle East
  • State of Palestine, a modern de jure sovereign state in the Middle East recognized by 136 UN members and with non-member observer state status in the United Nations
  • Palestinian territories, or occupied Palestinian territories, the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip that are occupied or otherwise under the control of Israel
  • Palestinian National Authority or the Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body established in 1994 to govern parts of the territories

Palestine, Palaestina, or Filastin may also refer to:

Palestine (Bradt Travel Guides)

Sarah Irving

Go on a pilgrimage to the sites of Christ's birth and burial, stroll through Nablus' bustling souk and follow with a relaxing soak and smoke in the city's traditional hammams, or visit cosmopolitan Ramallah and its international arts centre. Bradt's Palestine is for independent travelers who want to see beyond the conflict-focused reporting of the area and ethnic and religious stereotypes. The only mainstream guide dedicated solely to Palestine, it offers unparalleled detail on Palestinian culture, cuisine, wildlife, environment, history, and politics. The 'Palestinian Territories' of the West Bank and Gaza are featured along with the culturally Palestinian (Israeli Arab) enclaves found within Israel.

 

Palestine: A Guide

Mariam Shahin

This remarkable tour through the historic Palestinian homeland is guided by some of the country's most gifted writers, journalists, academics, and photographers. Intimate and honest, this book offers an insider's key to understanding the Palestinians and their relationship to their homeland, past and present. Full-color photos.

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine

Marcello Di Cintio

A look at life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of its literary culture

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999, and as with most outsiders, the narrative he knew was one defined by unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation.

In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, he reveals a more complex story―the Palestinian experience as seen through the lens of authors, books, and literature. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily tedium and violence of survival. Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel, and finally into Gaza, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes, and through the story of their stories.

Di Cintio travels through the rich cultural and literary heritage of Palestine. It's there that he uncovers a humanity, and a beauty, often unnoticed by news media. At the seventieth anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, Pay No Heed to the Rockets tells a fresh story about Palestine, one that begins with art rather than war.

Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland

Pamela J. Olson

For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life.Fast Times in Palestine is Olson’s powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine—both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel–Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West’s understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations.At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking—not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.

1. Israel & Palestine 1:225K Travel Ref 2014 Water Proof

ITMB Publishing LTD

Waterproof road map of Israel and Palestine

Israel & Palestine (Holy Land) 1:150 000 Travel Map FREYTAG, 2013 edition

Freytag Berndt

Holy Land - Israel & Palestine 1:150 000 Travel Map F&B, 2017 edition

Israel and Palestine (Holy Land) at scale 1:150,000; the double-sided map divides the country north / south (roughly half way between Jerusalem and Hebron), with the southern tip of the Negev Desert shown as an inset. Within Israel in pre-1967 boundaries, names of larger towns are shown in both scripts, with smaller towns, villages and geographical names in the Latin alphabet only. In the West Bank, place names are in the Latin alphabet only, with the main Jewish settlements in both scripts.

Outside the main Tel-Aviv / Herzliya conurbation, the map very effectively shows the country's topography, with bold relief shading, spot heights and plenty of names of geographical features. Road network includes names of most junctions, useful when travelling across the country. Symbols highlight the region's 10 most visited places, archaeological and religious sites, national parks and nature reserves, campsites and youth hostels, etc. The course of the separation barrier is marked. The map has a latitude / longitude lines at intervals of 10'.

The booklet attached to the map cover contains brief descriptions (English included) of the top 10 sights, a street plan of Jerusalem's Old City, plus an index of place names which includes locations in the neighbouring countries, multilingual legend includes English and Hebrew (no Arabic), sheet size 137 x 95 cm / 54 x 37.5 in, hard cover.

First American Catholic Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1889 (Classic Reprint)

James Pfeiffer

Excerpt from First American Catholic Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1889Ince the First American Catholic Pilgrim age to Palestine was so grand, memorable, and ever blissful, and, as the title says, the.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories Travel Guide:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, cuisine, government and politics, religion, literature, music, cinema, environment Free, convenient pull-out Jerusalem city map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Tsfat, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Negev, the Dead Sea, Petra and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories, our most comprehensive guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Middle East guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Virginia Maxwell and Jenny Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Picturesque Palestine, Vol. 1 of 4: Sinai and Egypt (Classic Reprint)

Charles Wilson

Excerpt from Picturesque Palestine, Vol. 1 of 4: Sinai and EgyptNext, in the seventeenth century, supervened the class of travellers, few and far between, who wandered from the beaten track, partly in pursuit Of adventure, partly for the sake Of investigating these countries scientifically, and who, advancing onwards to the present time, included amongst their number some few who have acquired a widespread fame - amongst others, first and foremost, the Emperor Napoleon, who, in his brief Notes on Syria, founded on his military expedition, has laid the basis of all the subsequent scientific descriptions of Palestine. But these travellers were hardly ever gifted with a sense Of the perception either Of natural scenery, or of imaginative and devotional Sentiment. Jerusalem, as was expressed by that great genius of whom we have just spoken, did not lie within the line Of their Operations.The third group partly resembled these, but may be distinguished as the literary class. Chateaubriand was the first He described - inaccurately, but Still with a sense of what he saw before him - something Of the peculiar conformation of the outlines Of the country. He was the first who Spoke Of that long line of mysterious hills beyond the Jordan which now impresses every traveller who visits those scenes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 - 1923

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein’s travel diary to the Far East and Middle East

In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the renowned physicist had never visited before. Einstein's lengthy itinerary consisted of stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in China, a six-week whirlwind lecture tour of Japan, a twelve-day tour of Palestine, and a three-week visit to Spain. This handsome edition makes available the complete journal that Einstein kept on this momentous journey.

The telegraphic-style diary entries record Einstein's musings on science, philosophy, art, and politics, as well as his immediate impressions and broader thoughts on such events as his inaugural lecture at the future site of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a garden party hosted by the Japanese Empress, an audience with the King of Spain, and meetings with other prominent colleagues and statesmen. Entries also contain passages that reveal Einstein's stereotyping of members of various nations and raise questions about his attitudes on race. This beautiful edition features stunning facsimiles of the diary's pages, accompanied by an English translation, an extensive historical introduction, numerous illustrations, and annotations. Supplementary materials include letters, postcards, speeches, and articles, a map of the voyage, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index.

Einstein would go on to keep a journal for all succeeding trips abroad, and this first volume of his travel diaries offers an initial, intimate glimpse into a brilliant mind encountering the great, wide world.

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