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  • proper n. A territory on the west bank of the Jordan river, claimed by both Israel and Palestine.

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  • n. an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians

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Examples

  • Every time I hear the term "West Bank", I think of the pollution of language that has led to the assassination of the word "Palestine".

    BBC News - Home

  • ZOHAR: Yes, the situation is -- you know, Netanya is about less than seven miles from Tulkarem (ph), and what you call the West Bank, the (INAUDIBLE) area.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2005

  • Tomorrow, Soledad, we're going to go across the river to what they call the West Bank here, Algiers, Louisiana, and it really is a tale of two cities there.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2005

  • Not only does it call the West Bank "Judea and Samaraia" (the term used for the West Bank only by pro-settler Israelis), it then mentions the term West Bank but puts quotation marks around it i.e., the so-called West Bank.

    MJ Rosenberg: Senate and House Doves Attend Israeli Settler Pep Rally On Capitol Hill

  • This has no legitimacy in international law, yet Israel gets away with it, and it's the reason it calls the West Bank (and formerly Gaza) "disputed," not "occupied."

    Jeff Halper's "An Israeli in Palestine" - Part II

  • Whether or not we'll see potential flooding coming in from Lake Pontchartrain or if that storm surge coming up the Mississippi River and coming in from the Bayous, will test the levees on what's called the West Bank, which is the southern side of the Mississippi River.

    CNN Transcript Sep 1, 2008

  • The remaining 22% became known as the West Bank and Gaza strip.

    Dove's Eye View:

  • Livni to Miliband: U.K. plan to label West Bank goods is

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Jordan annexed what became known as the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and Egypt took control of the Gaza Strip.

    Adrian Monck

  • "Israel infuriated by U.K. plan to label West Bank produce".

    مدونة محمد سعيد احجيوج

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