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Legitimacy of Still Referencing 'Palestine' Without It's Roman Roots a Clue to Its Future Failure

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 23, 2021 at 11:59

It is irony to the extreme that this modern day battle of the homeland of Israel can still exact the extreme ire seen today, especially on the Temple Mount, as it was seen nearly two thousand years ago; and the same threats of desolation are as vehemently and evocatively hurled as if the hostile intentions now are any more settled in hopes of ejecting Israel in spite of the evidence of that it will never come to pass.
People, people, people; 'Palestine' is a nom d' plume homage to a people typically characterized as extinct in Israel's distant past and the Roman occupation after the Maccabean attempt to reestablish temple rites caused the name to be reapplied when the same contempt of Jewish rights to its homeland resurfaced in the 19th and twentieth centuries, as well as the modern attempt to legitimize a two-state farce to resurrect a Roman ghost of feigned governmental authority. It has not worked for centuries: who thinks it will be legitimized now?

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