International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Palestine in Arabic and English Lexicography
Associate Prof. Ibrahim Abu Bakar; Yusri, Mohamad Ramli; Prof. Dr. Tengku Ghani T. Jusoh

Historically, since the formation and declaration of Jewish state named the State of Israel in 1948 by the British and the United Nations, Palestinians have been in the states of oppression, depression and suffering at the hands of Jewish politicians, armies and commoners and those peoples who supporting these Jewish people nationally and internationally in not recognizing the rights of Palestinians to their own lands and independent state. The Jewish politicians have politically exploited the Palestinians for their political gains in their national elections. The Jewish armies claimed that they have to kill some of Palestinians on the ground to defense the Jewish state and its citizens. In addition, the Jewish commoners have intentionally encroached and extended their housing estates and agricultural areas into the plots of land legally belong to Palestinians. Under such oppressive conditions, some of Palestinians have migrated to Arab and other countries looking for peaceful lives and secured securities. Palestinians who remain in their original and legal lands have been living in the refugee camps surrounded by the Jewish police and army. This paper plans to describe and analyze the meanings and connotations for Palestine in Arabic and English dictionaries. The main purpose of this study is to compare what the English and Arabic dictionaries write about Palestine covering history, identity, geographical location and condition of Palestine.

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