Sunday, October 22, 2017

Why 'West Bank'?

I would wish to ask acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his deputy, Tzipi Hotovely why, in the lead-in introduction to the Ministry's web site section on the 1949 Jordan-Israel Armistice Agreement, the tern "West Bank" is used:

Besides the fact that the names of that geographical area are Judea and Samaria, the term "West Bank" was first used in April 1950 when Jordan illegally annexed that region.

Can I have an answer?

Or better, a change of language?


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