The land variously called Israel and Palestine is a small, (10,000 square miles at present) land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. During its long history, its area, population and ownership varied greatly. The present state of Israel occupies all the land from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean ocean, bounded by Egypt in the south, Lebanon in the north, and Jordan in the East. The recognized borders of Israel constitute about 78% of the land. The remainder is divided between land occupied by Israel since the 1967 6-day war and the autonomous regions under the control of the Palestinian autonomy. The Gaza strip occupies an additional 141 square miles south of Israel, and is under the control of the Palestinian authority.
Palestine Facts is a comprehensive source of historically accurate information about the geographic, military and political background to the on-going struggle between the State of Israel and the Arab Palestinians.
Palestine history is dedicated to the current history of Palestine from 1900 and up to today. The project is a ready reference site for information about the background and current history of the land of Palestine and the conflict on it between Arab and Jews .