Sep 23, 2009

Quote of the Day (qotd)

I have looked throughout the Bible and I have never seen the term ‘West Bank’ written there even once, whether in direct reference or through interpretation.

---- MK Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz (National Union)

berating Netanyahu for using the term "West Bank" when discussing part of Israel...... As Ketzaleh says, "West Bank" would include all of Israel - Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, jerusalem, etc. Relative to Jordan, it is all the "West Bank", as "West Bank" refers to the land west of the Jordan River....

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the tactics you can use to win a debate. Getting your opponent to use your terminology grants that terminology authority. And if that authority grants greater legitimacy to your position, then you're already winning.
    Case in point: West Bank vs Yehuda and Shomron. The West Bank was the term given to the area after it was taken by Jordan in 1949 since they controlled both sides of the river and the main part of the kingdom was in the East. But it's now the standard Arab name for the area.
    The same thing happened when building started in Har Homa. Arabs and sympathetic journalists would refer to the area exclusively by its Arabic name, to disenfranchise Jewish ties.
    By continually using the terms Yehuda and Shomron, we emphasize the Jewish tie to the land.


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