Talk:Golan Heights

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Spelling error[edit]

The name "Netanyahu" is misspelled in the last sentence of the penultimate paragraph in the introduction:

"The White House dismissed Netenyahu's suggestion, stating that the president continues to support UN resolutions 242 and 497, and any alterations of this policy could strain American alliances with western-backed Syrian rebel groups.[21]"

Anyone with editing privileges should attend to this. Justanothereditor98027 (talk) 05:45, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

 Done. Thanks for catching that. Hertz1888 (talk) 05:59, 23 May 2017 (UTC)


Really needs something on the population of the area. I make it about 40,000 from the article but it doesn't really state it anywhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:07, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

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state in lead[edit]

How are a few years of skirmishes in the Syrian Civil War suitable for the lead but what country this place is in not? I restored that material to the lead. nableezy - 16:31, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

"Israeli Golan"[edit]

That only appears in the headline, and wouldnt be a common name for the topic of the article as this covers more than just the portion of the Golan that Israel holds under occupation. But again, that appears strictly in the title of the article, seems short hand for the portion of the Golan that is occupied by Israel, not the entirety of the Golan Heights. nableezy - 19:30, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

@Nableezy: This article is not solely about the geological region; it covers two different concepts known as the Golan Heights– the geological concept and the geopolitical concept. From the lede: "As a geopolitical region, the Golan Heights is the area captured from Syria and occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War, territory which Israel annexed in 1981. This region includes the western two-thirds of the geological Golan Heights, as well as the Israeli-occupied part of Mount Hermon." While I agree that the term "Israeli Golan" is unlikely to be used to apply to the geological region known as the Golan Heights, the term "Israeli Golan" is commonly used to refer to the geopolitical region known as the Golan Heights, so it should be included in the lede.
As for the name "Israeli Golan" appearing only in the headline of that Haaretz article: I don't think that is relevant, but regardless I found plenty of other sources which do use the phrase "Israeli Golan" in a place other than the article title. Here are a few of such sources (note that while these appear to be reliable sources, I haven't fully checked them and would need to do so before including any of them as citations in the article.) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Chessrat (talk, contributions) 22:05, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Arut Sheva isnt a reliable source, the Yedioth Aharnoth source only includes it in the title, The Tower isnt a reliable source, Sputnik News? Avalon Publishing? Ill save you the trouble of googling "Israeli Golan", Im sure you can find other webpages that say that. However, you need to demonstrate that it is a common name for the topic of this article. It may be used by people who have trouble articulating the well documented fact that it the "Israeli portion" of the Golan is "Israeli-occupied", but a common name for the heights it is not. nableezy - 05:42, 9 November 2017 (UTC)