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Society, Media & Culture

Society Palestine
Postcard of Jerusalem around 1900 / Photo HH

During the past two centuries, the Palestinian society has undergone radical social changes under the influence of the Ottoman Turks, and British and Jewish settlers.

Palestine forms part of a larger region – Bilad al-Sham, or Greater Syria, the Levant – which has a shared culture in terms of social structures, customs, and values. These often go back to pre-Christian and Islamic times, thus transcending the differences between Muslims and Christians.