"فِلَسْطين مَكان مُتَنَوِّع وَتاريخِيّ."
Translation:Palestine is a diverse and historic place.
I can understand that whoever wrote this sentence was very pro Palestine, and thats ok, becuase freedom of speech and so on. (duolingo works with people who want to teach there language) However facts need to be facts, you cant teach people a language by forcing them to learn something that its not true. just saying.
We did Duolingo even do this?They could mention many Arab countries but chose Israel, the only country of the Jewish people, and the land is deeply significant for all Jews for many, many generations. Why did they have to take sides and politicize this app made for learning languages and bringing people together? They should of avoided this full stop; this is not the place. I am deeply disappointed and hope Duolingo can employ those who do not have a political agenda when it comes to creating courses.
The thing is, it doesn't exist. Though I am disappointed that Duolingo decided to politicize the app. Also the root of the Palestine originally comes from the extinct people called Plishtim which translates to invaders in Hebrew. So yeah, its quite funny that that's what they choose to call themselves from 1967 onwards.
just to add, Palestine was given by Roman emperor Hadrian or Adrianos, in the roman time thats true, and he gave it to all the area that was in his control (from turkey until end of egypt now a days) there are maps that can prove it. and he name it by that name because of the people that lived here, the Philistines. very good
You don't know History. It was a Jewish kingdom since 1100BC until 134AD with a few breaks. Always with massive Jewish Majority on this land. The other interesting thing is that you claim that there is some "Palestinian" Heritage to this land. Not only that there isn't such but I can also tell you that this land was never the home of any other nation that exist today except for the Jewish people. The sad thing is that many people that read your nonsense might believe in it. Hopefully there are intelligent people using this app to check the facts. On another note, Jews and Muslims or Arabs were not born enemies. they don't have to be enemies, in fact, I think that there is much more in common between us. If you think like me, you would have to agree on the basic right of the Jews to have their independent state in the only place on earth that is historically theirs. All the rest can be easily resolved. Hope you grow from learning and let your hatred go, brother.
No you lying racist fanatic, there were many different people who lived in Palestine way before Judaism actually became an organized religion in Babylon during captivity, many different people lived in Palestine along with the Jewish people and of course still do today. Palestine is much more than the ultra-nationalist, racist, apartheid terrorist regime of israel today under the fascist netenyahu.
before Israel, if you check your history books, the area was run by the British and before that.. by the Turks for hundreds of years. At NO time before the State of Israel was Palestine ever a state. This isn't propaganda, this is history.. check it out. Now there are P.A. administered areas, true, both north and south of Jerusalem. If you want to call that 'the state of Palestine', I actually don't mind. There's also the Gaza strip administered by Hamas, not the P.A. The reality is yet more detailed but let's look at the reality on the ground.
we didn't say 'state' - that is a different discussion.
We said 'country' - it is a much more inclusive phrase. You see, a country has a history, an identity, etc...
Oh and btw, when it comes to 'diversity' the UNESCO - which is arguably the most qualified to recognize elements of identity and human culture (relative to this sentence), also identifies Palestine as a 'country' and a state. In other words, it identifies its identity, nationhood, history, unique culture that it OWNS.
Jus sayin...that Palestine is indeed a very diverse country...
Actually you are reading from the same standard book of responses. Palestine as a country was not only the land of the arabs. There were jews and christians etc and the arabs did not rule it. However when you say Palestine as a country you ignore all the other former inhabitants. As if the only history of the Palestinian country is the one of the Arabs. Accusing my ipinions as being standard and originate on some imagenery book that you think exists, and by that insinuating that you are a "free thinker who freed himself from dogmas"is shamefull. I bet you don't even live in this area and all you know about it comes from standard hate books.
Country, talking about same "Palestine" which three quarters of it (75%) renamed to Jordan when formed in 1946, declared war on Israel in 1948, occupying a large piece of land (nowadays known as the "West Bank" of Jordan) and giving Jordanian citizenship to all west bank inhabitants, and when lost it in 1967 it kept claiming the territory till 1988, when it then cancelled the Jordanian citizenship for all west bank residents, thus forming the "Palestinian identity" we know today? What unique history or culture do they have that differs from Jordan? Even the flag is identical.
Before 67 war there were no palestinians. All "palestinians" were either jordanians, syrians or egyptians. How can it be that in 67 war, while defending itself, Israel concured the exact area of the "palestine". It is just because pslestine is a made up country and made up nation. And before 67 war there were no Jews in the west bank nor ghaza. Terror gangs were attemting to get into Israel to murder citizens and children. A bit similar to what happens today. There was no peace there. Read real history. Not a made up one.
Is that before the Haganah and Irgun and other (actual) terrorist gangs formed a state overnight a few years before by kicking 'Palestinians' out to massive refugee populations all over the world and then these terrorist gangs joined forces and became an army of an overnight spanking brand new state called Israel?
And before any of that there were Jews all over Palestine, yishuvim infact, Palestinian Jews, always had a home there. You know, since you just mentioned 'real history' etc.
Just to remind you that about this time Arabs were collaborating with Hitler https://timeline.com/nazis-muslim-extremists-ss-6824aee281d2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relations_between_Nazi_Germany_and_the_Arab_world