SOUTHERN SYRIA (سوريا الجنوبية, Suriyya al-Janubiyya) is
the southern part of the
* 1 Usage during Ottoman era * 2 Usage during British and French occupation * 3 Later usage * 4 References * 5 External links
USAGE DURING OTTOMAN ERA
Throughout the Ottoman period, prior to World War I, the Levant was
administered and viewed locally as one entity, divided into provinces.
USAGE DURING BRITISH AND FRENCH OCCUPATION
In early 20th century, the term "Southern Syria" could imply support
Greater Syria nationalism associated with the kingdom promised
to the Hashemite dynasty of the
According to the Minutes of the Ninth Session of the League of Nations ' Permanent Mandate Commission, "Southern Syria" was suggested as the name of Mandatory Palestine in the Arabic language. The reports say the following:
"Colonel Symes explained that the country was described as 'Palestine' by Europeans and as 'Falestin' by the Arabs. The Hebrew name for the country was the designation 'Land of Israel', and the Government, to meet Jewish wishes, had agreed that the word "Palestine" in Hebrew characters should be followed in all official documents by the initials which stood for that designation. As a set-off to this, certain of the Arab politicians suggested that the country should be called 'Southern Syria' in order to emphasize its close relation with another Arab State".
In 1927, an Arab party named "the Arab Independence Party in Southern Syria" was established in Mandatory Palestine to emphasize the reaffirmed support for Arab pan-Syrianism.
While the use of the term Southern
* ^ Kazziha, Walid. The Social History of the Southern Syria (Trans-Jordan) in the 19th and Early 20th Century. Beirut Arab University. 1972. * ^ Rogan, Eugene L. (2002-04-11). Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. Cambridge University Press. pp. 52–55. ISBN 978-0-521-89223-0 . Retrieved 2013-06-10. * ^ League of Nations, Permanent Mandate Commission, Minutes of the Ninth Session Archived 28 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine . (Arab Grievances), Held at Geneva from June 8th to 25th, 1926, * ^ Pipes, D. Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition. Oxford University Press. 1990. p.69. * ^ Communication from the Arab Revolt in Southern Syria-Palestine (in Arabic) Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine . * ^ Jewish colonies on our land in Southern Syria-Palestine, SSNP, 5 March 2009 (in Arabic) Archived 19 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine . * ^ Palestine for the Syrians?, Daniel Pipes, Dec. 1986