Thursday, September 08, 2016

Middle East Geography Lesson

A geography lesson from the Christian Science Monitor:

Har HaBayit, or Haram al-Sharif, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Have you ever seen or read of or heard of a bank of a river that is on the top of a hill-range 30 kilometers from the river in question and at a height of over 700 meters above sea level? 



Neshama said...

I don’t understand what you are trying to claim? I read their article. Please explain.

YMedad said...

a) the West Bank is a false geo-political term, first employed in April 1950 when the illegal occupation of the area by Jordan was declared annexed to the East Bank.

b) the proper names are Judea and Samaria.

c) from a purely geographical sense, a "bank" is the land close by a river. To call and area miles away from a river and 700 meters up on a mountain range as a "Bank" is ridiculous.

Neshama said...

Oh, gosh, me thinks you are playing with words. They do mean the entire Judea/Samaria as being the western part ( which includes the Temple Mount and the Ir Atikah) of the eastern part that Jordan illegally took.

YMedad said...

Gosh, they do.

But it isn't, geographically.

That's the whole point.

They purposefully misrepresent.

Mr. Cohen said...

Please read this pro-Israel article: