What is West Bank?

  • (noun): An area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians.

West Bank

The West Bank (Arabic: الضفة الغربية‎ aḍ-Ḍaffah l-Ġarbiyyah, Hebrew: הגדה המערבית‎, HaGadah HaMa'aravit, also Hebrew: יהודה ושומרון‎ Yehuda ve-Shomron (Judea and Samaria)) is a landlocked geographical area, located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant coastline along the western bank of the Dead Sea.

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West Bank - Political Positions
... The future status of the West Bank, together with the Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean shore, has been the subject of negotiation between the Palestinians and Israelis, although the current Road Map for Peace ... Palestinian Authority believes that the West Bank ought to be a part of their sovereign nation, and that the presence of Israeli military control is a violation of their ... The United Nations calls the West Bank and Gaza Strip Israeli-occupied territories ...
Sam Bahour
... He moved with his family to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in the 1990s following the signing of Oslo Accords to become involved in developing the economy of the future Palestinian state ... and subsequently worked for several American software firms, before moving to the West Bank in 1995 ... Since relocating to the West Bank, Bahour has been involved in numerous business development initiatives ...
Sumud - Symbols, Icons, Literary References
... Shehadeh, a West Bank lawyer, did not confine his references to sumud to poetry ... is a situation of ambivalence, citing Shaehadeh's note on his voluntary return to the West Bank after being in Europe where he could have stayed, wherein he writes, "It is strange ...

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