Palestine: A Brief History and Needed Correction

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(This article appeared originally in the December 1997 Levitt Letter)

During the last few centuries, the world, Christians included, has fallen into a bad habit. We have bought into some early Roman propaganda. We have used the name Palestine, which Roman Emperor Hadrian placed on the country of Israel in 135 A.D., for so long that it has become common usage. This would be as incorrect as calling the Russia of today the "Soviet Union" or referring to Berlin as "East Germany"…If you know somebody who's fallen into this habit, please share this article with them.

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