Not many Catholics knows that the Roman Catholic representatives in Israel, trying to re-establish the kingdom of the crusaders.
This map which shows the “Holy land” in red color, can be looked at on this Vatican site in Jerusalem:
The map in found on the site of the Franciscan friars in Jerusalem
The Vatican friars in Jerusalem, consider the Jews to be illegal occupiers of the so-called “Holy land”. That is why the friars website has a logo with a title: “Custody of the Holy land”. The Papal Kingdom, or occupation of Jerusalem lasted form 1099 A.D to 1291 A.D.
This Roman Catholic map over the Holy land, is also worth reflecting on. During the 400 years the Ottoman Empire controlled this area, there was no area named “Palestine”. These Turkish provinces was called “Greater Syria”, with Damascus as its main provincial capital. It was divided into several seats of Sultans, non of them ruling over a territory called “Palestine”.
What was the size of the Papal Kingdom of Jerusalem, and what was the area the Pope controlled, or had “custody” over in the Middle East?
Lets take a look at the map:
What is the facts, in regards to the origin of today’s use of the name “Palestine”, on this small piece of land in the Middle East.
The ancient Roman Empire name “Palestine” only surfaced among the Arabs after the Ottoman was defeated by the United Kingdom in 1918. Jerusalem was liberated by General Edmund Allenby and his army in 1917.
Only after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, and the defeat of Islam, it became an issue among Arabs, to get the claimed “Palestine” back to a claimed “Palestinian people”. Because during 400 years of Ottoman rule in the Middle East, the name was never mentioned. The Ottomans ruled in Jerusalem from 1517 A.D to 1917. A.D.
Source: Take a look at their web-site.
Lets look at other maps, in search for the word “Palestine”:
My comment: Read about the Papal order that wants “Palestina” back, by evicting the Jewish control over Jerusalem.