Talk:Golan Heights

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Hydrocarbons[edit]

The announced discovery of substantial oil reserves in the Golan Heights region deserves mention in the article but I am hesitant to edit such a volatile page. http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2015/10/09/Major-reserve-discovery-confirmed-in-Golan-Heights/6461444389373/ and many other news sources. Note that the significance of these discoveries is greater in some segments of news reporting and is barely rated a mention in others. The company discovering the oil points out that the economic viability of recovery is not certain.Gerald H -oldeststudent2004- (talk) 07:32, 10 October 2015 (UTC)[1] [2]

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Replace NPOV term 'Old Testament' with the more neutral 'Hebrew Bible'[edit]

I don't imagine this would be too controversial. This article uses the offensive term "Old Testament" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.148.129.5 (talk) 21:08, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

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Split proposal 2[edit]

I would like to raise a more focused version of the previously withdrawn proposal - to focus this article on the geographical definition of the Golan Heights plateau and explaining the complex nature of administrative-political areas of Golan sub-district and Quneitra Governorate, while splitting information on Golan sub-district into a separate article concerning Western Golan area, occupied by Israel in 1967 and unilaterally annexed up to this day.

In light of the Syrian Civil War, i've tackled a difficulty describing the clashes between Ba'athist Government vs Opposition Groups vs al-Nusra Front vs ISIL affiliates in Golan Heights, since this article seems to focus mostly on Western Golan and ignores Eastern Golan, now split among the factions of the Syrian Civil War. The source of the problem is that this article is describing two related, but obviously differing topics:

  • 1. The Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights named Golan sub-district (occupied in 1967 and unilaterally annexed in 1982), which is generally referred as "Israeli-controlled Golan Heights", "Western Golan" or "Occupied Syrian Golan Heights". The area includes the Western part of the Golan plateau and the Southern Hermon.
  • 2. The other definition of the Golan Heights is purely geographic and it refers to the volcanic plateau (more or less overlapping the Bashan region), which is about one half controlled by Israel (the western part of the plateau - "Western Golan Heights" or "Golan sub-district") and another half by Syria (the Eastern part - "Quneitra Governorate").GreyShark (dibra) 16:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Comment - requesting @Smileguy91:, earlier participating in the discussion on the first proposal.GreyShark (dibra) 16:27, 24 August 2016 (UTC)