How the world wrote Palestine's history

How has the language on Palestine changed in the last century?


Al Jazeera takes a look at the documents that determined the fate of a people and finds there’s more there than just the promises and machinations of imperial powers; the words themselves reveal a story.

Not only do the word clouds below show the gradual diminishing of the word ‘Palestine’ in historical documents, and the eventual ascent of ‘Israel’, but they give rise to terms that have come to haunt Palestinians: Settlements, occupation, negotiations.