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The land variously called Israel and Palestine

is a small, (10,000 square miles at present) land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. During its long history, its area, population and ownership varied greatly. The present state of Israel occupies all the land from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean ocean, bounded by Egypt in the south, Lebanon in the north, and Jordan in the East.

The recognized borders of Israel constitute about 78% of the land. The remainder is divided between land occupied by Israel since the 1967 6-day war and the autonomous regions under the control of the Palestinian autonomy. The Gaza strip occupies an additional 141 square miles south of Israel, and is under the control of the Palestinian authority.

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2 comments:

Miss C said...

How can any religion which bombs each other proclaim to be good and peaceful?

ellen said...

Israel, past and present, and i believe in the future, will always be a very beautiful country. rich in history and culture. if you take away all the wars and tension, it really is a land of wonders :)