Palestine / Israel

The Palestinians

The word “Palestine”, coming from Greco-Roman antiquity, gradually fell into disuse in Arabic after the Islamic conquest of the 7th century, but without ever completely disappearing.

Henry Laurens, professor at the Collège de France, holder of the chair of the Modern History of the Arab world
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Born in Europe in the mid-19th century, Zionism was intended to be a movement of social and cultural regeneration of the Jews, before becoming a political movement aimed at creating a Jewish state in Palestine.

Michel Abitbol, emeritus professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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