Call It What It Is: Judea and Samaria!!

Shai Glick, the CEO of the B’Tslamo rights group, wrote a letter on Wednesday to the Kan Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation urging it to have its journalists stop using the term “West Bank” for Judea and Samaria.

In the letter to Kan CEO Golan Yochpaz, Glick noted that the official term in Israel for the land captured in the Six-Day War is Judea and Samaria.

“The term ‘West Bank’ damages public diplomacy since it connects the region to the Jordanian kingdom and does not reflect the ancient connection of the Jewish people with Judea and Samaria,” Glick added.

Glick demanded in his letter that Kan “clarify procedures so that Kan in English will only use the official term that is used in the State of Israel: Judea and Samaria.”

Israeli rights group urges public broadcaster to stop referring to ‘West Bank’, by JNS Update Desk, June 15, 2023


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