Arabic-language newspaper founded as a biweekly in Jaffa in 1911 and appearing as a daily beginning in 1929. Published by a Christian Arab family, it was strongly nationalist and anti-Zionist. For a while during World War I the paper was shut down by the Ottoman authorities. Publication was also interrupted by the 1948 War, after which it resumed publication in Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem. Filastin ceased publication in 1967.
SEE ALSO Ottomans.