Sunday, 25 September 2011

"Judea & Samaria" versus "The West Bank"

DEAR SIR,

The names “Judea” and “Samaria” are not rejectionist (‘Palestinian statehood: A game of chicken’, 23 September). They are the proper historical names for the territories which lie between sovereign Israel and the Jordan River, and can even be found in the text of the UN Partition Plan of 1947. The term “West Bank” was coined during the region’s 19-year long illegal occupation by Jordan in an Orwellian attempt to write the Jews out of its history. But it is an absurdity: how can an area of land over 40 miles in width be classified as a riverbank? Furthermore, it’s rejectionist.

JACOB CAMPBELL, Gosport
Press Officer, UKIP Friends of Israel

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