Medinat Israel—State of Israel
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 present-day Israel formed part of Palestine (itself a purely geographical term) within the Ottoman Empire. Its area was approximately covered by the sanjaks of Jerusalem (in the vilayet of Damascus), Acre and Shechem (both in the vilayet of Beirut); the population of Palestine may have comprised some 300,000 Moslems, 40,000 Christians and 20,000 Jews. The first Hebrew periodical Halevanon started publication in Jerusalem in 1863.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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