In his letter contra David S. Galdi (May 27), Shai Ben-Tekoa asserts, mistakenly, that prior to 1967, "there was no 'West Bank'" and that "it was not yet in use". Of course there was and it was indeed in use.
The term "West Bank" was created in April 1950 when Jordan's King Abdallah I annexed, illegally, that portion of the former Mandate of Palestine that was to become an independent Arab state. Jordan was on the East Bank and so, Judea and Samaria, the terms actually used in the 1947 UN Partition recommendation, became the "West Bank".
I add that one need not be an exuberant right-wing nationalist and mistaken in historical facts.