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Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

A new copy-paste detection bot is now in general use on English Wikipedia. Come check it out at the EranBot reporting page. This bot utilizes the Turnitin software (ithenticate), unlike User:CorenSearchBot that relies on a web search API from Yahoo. It checks individual edits rather than just new articles. Please take 15 seconds to visit the EranBot reporting page and check a few of the flagged concerns. Comments welcome regarding potential improvements. These likely copyright violations can be searched by WikiProject categories. Use "control-f" to jump to your area of interest (if such a copyvio is present).--Lucas559 (talk) 15:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposals for a Palestinian state[edit]

The lead section of Proposals for a Palestinian state is under discussion, see Talk:Proposals for a Palestinian state --Miraclexix (talk) 13:44, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

We need an article Cannabis in Israel[edit]

Hello, I'm working at WP:WikiProject Cannabis, and we're trying to expand our coverage of "Cannabis in (country)" articles, and I saw that we don't have one for Israel. Israel has a high recorded usage of cannabis, and a prominent role in medical cannabis research and legal issues, so it would really be a great country to add to Wikipedia's coverage.

We have some suggestions at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cannabis#.22Cannabis_in_.28Country.29.22_articles_for_creation_and_expansion for how to help add more countries to our coverage; anyone here want to help out by covering Israel? You can use some of our recent articles as a template to see what kinds of facts and details would help! Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 12:43, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

@Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney: The only relevant article I can think of that you may be interested in is Ale Yarok, a political party formed to campaign for its legalisation. Cheers, Number 57 14:37, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Plenty of sources on medical Cannabis in Israel. WarKosign 14:43, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Please see Draft:Amatsia Hiuni. Best, FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 14:44, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Palestine is under discussion, see talk:Palestine (disambiguation) -- (talk) 04:16, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Assistance with article[edit]


The article for Ronen Shilo, the CEO of Conduit, Israel's largest Internet company (at lest as of my 2013 source), has been proposed for deletion. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ronen Shilo The article was light on sources so I created a new draft on my sandbox at that includes articles about him form Fast Company and Inc. Magazine.

My company has a business relationship with Conduit, so I have a WP:COI and won't make direct edits. I'd suggest that the project consider including the Ronen Shilo article because of his importance in Israel; and perhaps someone can find more sources in Israeli publications that I may have missed.

Perhaps someone might be willing to assist with the edit? And to weigh in on the deletion nomination. Thanks. BC1278 (talk) 21:53, 21 August 2015 (UTC)BC1278

Anyone want to help?[edit]

An article in this project, about a prominent software company in Israel, Conduit (publisher network and platform is a giant mess. Admins have responded many times to attacks but it's slipped back to being a mess. I have a WP:COI since I have a business relationship with the company. But I've carefully gone through the article and proposed a revision that omits sources like online discussion boards, not WP:RELIABLE used to justify attacks.

More details here:

I'm hoping someone quite experienced can help, since in depth knowledge of acceptable Wikipedia sourcing is required here.BC1278 (talk) 18:28, 23 August 2015 (UTC)BC1278


An RFC related to the Quds Day is opened here. Mhhossein (talk) 10:19, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

An Article "The Arbitrator" in Wikipedia.[edit]

Good day! My name is Michael Rozhetsky and I'm an actor, I played Pavel Kovaleva in the Israeli serial "The Arbitrator" In the Article, my name is written with mistakes in family name. Please correct the mistake, the correct family name is "Rozhetsky" I would like also to add the link from my name to the page about myself with my picture. Please contact me to work this out, Thanks in advance, Michael Rozhetsky — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael Rozhetsky (talkcontribs) 11:40, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

@Michael Rozhetsky: Please take no offense in my comments, I'm trying to do what is best for wikipedia.
I corrected the name, since the name you wrote here matches imdb and a few other sites.
It would be improper to link to some external web page promoting an actor. If the person meets the wikipedia notability guideline, it would be proper to create a wikipedia article and link to it, as is the case with Moshe Ivgy. Since most of the cast of The Arbitrator whom I assume (lacking any actual knowledge) to be as prominent actors as you do not have dedicated articles, I assume you do not meet the notability guideline either. If it is not the case, somebody other than you should create this article to avoid Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. WarKosign 11:57, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
@Michael Rozhetsky: First, welcome to Wikipedia. Please feel free to contribute to any and all articles not about yourself or your own acting projects. Also, do consider contributing to Hebrew Wikipedia, too, under (more or less) the same rules.
Let me adjust the answer that @WarKosign gave just a little:
  • It is good that WarKosign found some outside sources with the correct spelling of your name. We are normally very strict about using only reliable sources here to verify information, so that is always the way we prefer to get information. For most purposes, you (or your personally controlled website) are not allowed to be a reliable source about you, because you are not "neutral" about yourself. (You're biased in your favor. You should be!) For certain limited things, such as the spelling of your name, you or your personally controlled website are allowed to be a reliable source. Even here, your website is really better than your coming here and making a statement. After all, how can we prove you're really you? (Don't get me wrong, I believe you're you. But you can see: that's hard to prove here.) It was entirely fine for you to come here and ask people to look into this, though. Thank you for bringing the error to our attention.
  • If it were determined (or is determined in the future) that you are notable enough to have an article here, then that article would be allowed to contain an "External Link" to one website that you control, as a courtesy to people looking for additional information. And you would be allowed to upload a picture here (actually, to Wikimedia Commons) to donate to that article, provided you are willing and able to release any and all copyright ownership and make it freely available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL. None of this applies if you are not notable enough to have an article here.
  • In theory, someone notable enough for an article on one Wikipedia is usually notable enough for an article on other Wikipedias. In practical terms, it may be easier, and more obvious, for a first article on someone like you to appear in a place like Hebrew Wikipedia. If you are better known in Israel than in English-speaking countries, and if more reliable sources on you are in Hebrew than in English, it may be much easier to start there. You still should not write it yourself, because Wikipedia (in any language) is an encyclopedia, not a promotional platform. (See WP:NOTPROMOTION.) Once you have an article on any Wikipedia, anyone can add any reliably sourced information, including critical praise and critical damnation. (See WP:PROUD.) So even if you think you should have an article, think three times first. (See WP:AUTOBIOG.)
Good luck, and שנה טובה. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:29, 3 September 2015 (UTC)