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Question for D.P. regarding "Palestine"

Reader comment on item: Which Privileges for Islam?

Submitted by Richard Kafka (United States), May 3, 2005 at 14:26

Just finished an article in current New Yorker by Elizabeth Kolbert on global warming and the impact of temperature changes on various civilizations dating back to about 4000 B.C. Ms Kolbert notes a particular climate event in 2200 B.C. which may have precipitated "the abandonment of villages in ancient Palestine...." Is Kolbert correct or politically correct to describe ancient Canaan as Palestine?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

It has become an all-purpose geographical term, and so is not politically loaded.


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