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GAR[edit]

Jews, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. FutureTrillionaire (talk) 14:16, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming "420 collaboration"[edit]

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You are invited to participate in the upcoming

"420 collaboration",

which is being held from Saturday, April 15 to Sunday, April 30, and especially on April 20, 2017!

The purpose of the collaboration, which is being organized by WikiProject Cannabis, is to create and improve cannabis-related content at Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in a variety of fields, including: culture, health, hemp, history, medicine, politics, and religion.


WikiProject Israel participants may be particularly interested in the following: Cannabis in Israel.


For more information about this campaign, and to learn how you can help improve Wikipedia, please visit the "420 collaboration" page.

---Another Believer (Talk) 21:57, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

We could particularly use your help on the following:
Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 21:28, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Adding "Oslo," the play to the "Oslo Peace Accords" Page[edit]

There is a play opening tonight in New York City, on Broadway, entitled "Oslo." It is a fictionalized retelling of the events that led to the Oslo accords. Lincoln Center Theater page Reviews of the play have been exceptional [1] and it will transfer to London after the run on Broadway.[2].

I write because the pages on ALL topics related to the Israeli peace process are locked (for good reason, I'm certain) but there should likely be a footer section at this page: Oslo_Accords which talks about "The Oslo Accords in Fiction" and references the following play WP page: Oslo_(play). But I don't know how to contribute this on a "hot topic" that has been locked down at Wikipedia. Ben BrooklynBen (talk) 10:36, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello, @BrooklynBen: Kudos for commenting here to solicit input. Based on what you've written, I've made several structural edits to the page Oslo Accords; I've retained the heading worded See also since this is the single instance; once further content is available the heading can be changed to Cultural references (per WP:MOS#"In popular culture" and "Cultural references" material and content added after the bullet and internal link. On the page Oslo (play) I added two Template notices for sections needing content, where you can continue editing without restriction (and proceed on your way to getting further WP editing credentials!). You're welcome to contact me if you'd like further assistance. -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:49, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:Israeli-Palestinian localities[edit]

This currently contains links to 98 different disambiguation pages, which is distinctly unhelpful to readers. Can anyone in this WikiProject help clear up the problem? Narky Blert (talk) 19:03, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

@Narky Blert: Seeing as it's unused (and probably not likely to be used anywhere), why not put it up for deletion? Number 57 19:31, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Can we find a use for it?--Bolter21 (talk to me) 20:03, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Comment. I've asked for help at WP:Palestine also. If the template might at some future time be useful, it'd be better to fix it rather than to take the drastic step of proposing to WP:TNT it. I'm holding back from WP:TFD for a day or two. Narky Blert (talk) 21:49, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
See Template talk:Israeli-Palestinian localities#Loyalties? Allegiances? POV? for several instances of problematic language in the map legend. Before I devote any of my editing resources to fixing the DABs, I want to know more about the reliability and utility of this map. -- Deborahjay (talk) 16:52, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Meanwhile, I've moved the template to a more correct name: Template:Jewish and Arab localities in Israel, and am awaiting clarification from @Narky Blert: about identifying the remaining number of DAB links requiring fixes. -- Deborahjay (talk) 20:17, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Deborahjay: Currently, down to 89 different DAB pages. (The Dablinks tool can be really useful if you suspect that a page might have multiple ambiguous links.) Narky Blert (talk) 20:24, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm failing to understand: on the Dablinks page you provided, I went to Template:Jewish and Arab localities in Israel, selected "EDIT" which opened the page "Editing Module:Israeli-Palestinian localities" (Note - which hasn't been renamed to match the renamed Template; is this proper as-is?). Checking at random half-a-dozen localities on the DAB list, in the module all of them have proper internal links with the exact names of the page. Why is this? I can't fix what's not broken... or I'm on the wrong page, or ?? -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:04, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Deborahjay: On that Dablinks page, click on one of the problem links, e.g. Arraba. It's a DAB page with two entries - Galilee and Jenin. There are two possibilities:
  1. If the template says Arraba, without more, there's an error which needs fixing.
  2. If the template correctly points to one or other of those places, you've run into a rare but known Wiki annoyance. Fixes to templates can take several days to work their way through the system. (Someone tagged a template for {{dn}} last week. The problem has been fixed, but articles which transclude that template are still showing up as having problems.)
If #2, leave it for a few days before having another look. Narky Blert (talk) 21:25, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes - in the half-dozen examples (evidently previously correct or corrected), the #2 situation has appeared over the period of week I've checked. I'll now tackle the task with your suggested systematic approach and report back here should there be persistent inconsistencies. Otherwise I'll note the resolved status on Module talk:Israeli-Palestinian localities which is the talk page for the module whose code requires the fixes. -- Deborahjay (talk) 07:30, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

BDS and antisemitism[edit]

Should Category:Antisemitism be applied to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions article? Feel free to join the discussion. --GHcool (talk) 19:13, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Should Chaim Kanievsky be included in Template:Cannabis in Israel and Category:Cannabis and Judaism?[edit]

Please see discussion here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cannabis#Should_Chaim_Kanievsky_be_included_in_Template:Cannabis_in_Israel.3F. Debresser (talk) 11:34, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Yom Haatzmaut on Main Page, Wikipedia:Main_Page/Errors#Tomorrow[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Main_Page/Errors#Tomorrow where apparently YH is a poor article that where there is talk of it being excluded from tomorrow's main page. Please go to the YH page and try to add references. Sir Joseph (talk) 20:20, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Marwan Barghouti[edit]

Please join the discussion at Talk:Marwan Barghouti#breaking of fast about whether this material belongs in the article. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 02:36, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Israel/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Israel.

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