Notes on Historical Conceptions
Also, in the last paragraph of her post, Imshin says the Ottomans never called this land "Palestine." It's true that Palestine was never a separate administrative unit under the Ottomans, but that obscures that fact that the people living here still used the term. "Filastin" is the Arabic for "Palestine," and was an administrative category under the early caliphate. In later centuries, including under the Ottomans, it's still used in informal contexts, perhaps like people today use terms like "New England" and "French Riviera" even though they don't have any formal administrative definition. In fact, at the very end of the Ottoman period, there was a leading Arabic newspaper called Filastin.