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Judea and Samaria[edit]

Not saying that the land is officially called 'Judea and Samaria' is a bold bias towards the Palestinian POV. I added that it 'also referred to as Judea and Samaria'. it lasted 3 days, until User:JDiala reverted it.

I suggest something along 'also referred to as Judea and Samaria' or even 'officially referred by Israel as Judea and Samaria'.

Notes[edit]

  • It is the official Israeli name.[1][2]
  • It is the most common name of the land in Israel and in the Israeli political discussion (I can cite many articles in Hebrew if you want).
  • Jordan named the land the 'West Bank', contrary to South Bank of the Jordan River (this is actually a name that represents the Jordanian POV, historically). It used only when Jordan annexed the land between 1948-1967. It is a modern name, that officially used only 19 years.
  • The land was called Samaria under the British Mandate.[3]
  • "Judea is the biblical, Roman, and modern name of the mountainous southern part of the historic Land of Israel, also known since 1948 as the West Bank"[4]
Read the archives, and the article. That it is known in Israel by that recent joint moniker is in the lead. That all around the world, it is known as the West Bank, and that this is the default term used in wiki's neutral narrative voice, was established by consensus years ago, following arbitration. Nishidani (talk) 15:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Nishidani is right. See WP:WESTBANK, this issue has been settled already. Cheers, --Dailycare (talk) 16:45, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

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Why do not we see any image on which the prosperity that Israeli Localities in the West Bank?[edit]

I do not have good English ... Will not go into here the question of whether Jews are occupiers in the West Bank (in their original country), or not. But Israeli Localities in Judea and Samaria are part of the very center of the view. And therefore mandatory to put pictures of the prosperity that have - agriculture, homes, factories and much more... And page not found even one picture from what I wrote! Yair9a (talk) 11:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Go ahead and add them. Debresser (talk) 14:05, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but I do not know good English, so a little hard for me to read the whole page, and see where you can add. So therefore, I would be happy if someone adds them ... thanks!Yair9a (talk) 16:37, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Demonyms[edit]

MarkavaSniper, you are correct that "West Banker" redirects to "Palestinians". However, that is only a reason to remove the link, not the word as it is the name for the inhabitants who live there. I actually think that is the only thing that belongs there while the rest could be under another parameter mentioned at Template:Infobox settlement. --IRISZOOM (talk) 16:34, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

There would be no flag![edit]

Why put Palestinian flag map directions at the bottom ?? If anything, then put the Israeli flag! There are currently no Palestinian government in the West Bank. If you do not agree to put the Israeli flag, then do not put a flag there! Yair9a (talk) 16:43, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

There is one led by Fatah. The area is seen as part of the Palestinian territories or State of Palestine so the flag belongs there. --IRISZOOM (talk) 17:37, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
So maybe you put the Turkish flag there, because in the past there were Turkish rule! Or maybe even put an eagle as the symbol of Rome! Once there were Palestinians, and today there are Jews! Yair9a (talk) 18:06, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
No comments? I can fix what I asked? Yair9a (talk) 06:53, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
The difference is that the area is still Palestinian. --IRISZOOM (talk) 09:49, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
No! Who lives there? I or you ?! Israeli area completely (except for Area C)Yair9a (talk) 15:19, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Yair9a, please read WP:NOTSOAPBOX --Huldra (talk) 20:41, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
I do not know much English, and I can not read all of this page. Can you summarize for me please?Yair9a (talk) 18:42, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
If your English is that lacking, I would suggest that you try editing in your native language Wikipedia instead of English Wikipedia, Cheers, Huldra (talk) 21:49, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
I really started in my mother tongue, but I saw the English Wikipedia has distorted many things that do not correspond to reality, and I come to fix them. But it's not about our discussion ... Yair9a (talk) 05:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Ideally, editors should be attempting to represent neutrally the contents of sources, preferably English-language ones, not their own opinions of what reality is, here.     ←   ZScarpia   07:39, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
And ...Yair9a (talk) 08:07, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

A weasel term[edit]

“Significant portions of the Israeli public similarly oppose the continuing presence of Jewish Israelis in the West Bank and have supported the 2005 settlement relocation.” What is significant to some is not significant to others. What is the figure? I am not involved in the conflict at all and I know nothing of it; the reason I wrote this was that I found the formulation confusing. - 92.100.173.103 (talk) 21:49, 6 June 2015 (UTC)