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Message Subject Prior to 1948, what was the name of the territory that is now called "Israel"?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Under the Ottoman Empire

1512 - 1614 was part of Damascus province
1614 - 1615 was part of Sidon Eyalet
1615 - 1660 was part of Damascus province
1660 - 1832 was in parts of Sidon Eyalet,
Damascus province, Tripoli, Acre, Gaza, Syria
1832 - 1841 was in parts of Sidon Eyalet Damascus province, Tripoli, Syria; and Egyptian Arce and Gaza (conquered in the 1831-33 war).
1841 - 1860 Acre and Gaza reclaimed due to sectarian conflicts. New Double Qaimaqamate established. return to pre 1832 structure.
1860 - 1885 Lebenon, Kisrawan, Chouf carved out of parts of Syria, Acre.
1885 - Syria was reorganized as a result of a census and shifted eastward, and the territory was assigned to Vilayet Beruit.

The above lasted until the fall of the Ottoman empire. and assumption of the territory by Britain 1917.
for 1920-1948 the greater area was in the south and most of modern Israel, Mandatory Palestine on the north was Greater Lebanon.
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