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Gerber Contreras

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Gerber Contreras

  1. 1. ISRAEL ALL ABOUT ISRAEL
  2. 2. ISRAEL
  3. 3. ISRAEL <ul><li>Palestine, considered a holy land by Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and homeland of the modern state of Israel, was known as Canaan to the ancient Hebrews. Palestine's name derives from the Philistines, a people who occupied the southern coastal part of the country in the 12th century B.C. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ISRAEL <ul><li>A Hebrew kingdom established in 1000 B.C. was later split into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel; they were subsequently invaded by Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, and Alexander the Great of Macedonia. By A.D. 135, few Jews were left in Palestine; most lived in the scattered and tenacious communities of the Diaspora, communities formed outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile.. </li></ul>

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