Judea, Eretz Yisrael, the Promised Land, we all know what it is. We also know what it's NOT, and that's Palestine.
The geographical land of Israel was re-named Palestine in the 2nd century while under Roman occupation.
The Philistines who have some historical claim to what is now the Gaza Strip were a sea-faring people of non-Semitic, Aegean decent who likely came from Crete, Greece.
The fabrication of an Arab-Palestinian people corresponds with the rise of Zionism in the 19th century. It is an attempt to create an Arab national identity in the land of Israel which can contend with rightful Jewish claims.
In a 1977 interview with James Dorsey which was published in the Dutch newspaper “Trouw”, Zuheir Mohsen, leader of the Syrian faction of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (or PLO as it is more commonly referred) was caught saying this:
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct Palestinian people to oppose Zionism.”
He goes on to say:
“For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”