'Historian: Well, it wasn't called any of the names we know it as today. It wasn't Syria and it wasn't Palestine, particularly. These were Western names, and Roman names sometimes, we used to refer to this part of the world, but at that time it was all just part of the Ottoman Empire.'You mean Palestine didn't exist under the Ottoman Empire? Has anyone told @DD1958?
More here http://bbcwatch.org/2013/07/05/bbc-gets-one-of-its-facts-on-palestine-right/