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The Truth about the West Bank

Israel's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

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Visitor Comments: 34

(25) Lidia, January 19, 2017 5:49 AM

Watch it. You will be glad you did.

Thank you for making this video. We need more of these.

(24) Anonymous, January 4, 2017 1:32 PM

Excellent !

Even though I lived through the 1967 war and the wars that followed I never quite understood Judea and Samaria. Thank you so much for explaining everything so clearly! For me there is no question about any of the land ! It is Eretz Yisroel!

(23) Yolanda, January 4, 2012 3:45 AM

Why The West Bank belongs to the Jews

The Bible says it belongs to the Jews. Read Genesis 17:19-21, Genesis 15:18 and And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life 1 Kings 4:21. They owned lots more land than they have now, they are due more land than they have per the Bible.

Hilda, August 20, 2017 9:04 PM


Yes, I don't like how he says "Let's go a bit futher back, don't worry not till the days of the Bible." The sole reason we want Israel is b/c G-D dictated that it is a holy land...

(22) Sparkle, August 24, 2011 4:56 PM

What is the dispute over the West Bank?

There is no dispute over the West Bank of Israel. No grounds for it. If Arabs want to dispute over "a" West Bank, they need to go to Arabia's West Bank. Let's spell it out/THE ARABS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE WRONG WEST BANK! Historically speaking, and though Israel included the East of the Jordan river, history of the beginning of Arabs were birthed there, East of the Jordan River South, far South. I am not saying Arabs can't live in the land of Israel, however, if the Palestinians (as they call themselves) are looking for land to start their own nation, they are looking in the wrong place. Also, if they think they will call it "Palestine" from an original speaking term, they couldn't, for it only applied to those escaping the Arab nation, and coming to a Jewish one, and going through the ritual of becoming Jews. Mr. Ayalon is correct, there never was an Arab Palestine, whose religion was anything else besides Jewish. Historically, they had escaped from a non-Jewish nation of people, and joined with the Hebrews who had crossed over and landed on the West Bank of Israel, coming from the West, that being Egypt, returning to their land after being exiled 400 yrs. The Arabs that had escaped from Moab and Ammom, were leaving behind them Mitzraim and the gods of the Moabites, to return to the first fruits of Lot's original family he came from. Returning, before the fall. Does this sound like the people who call themselves Palestinians today? A few rotten apples in the bucket, like Goliath was in his family.

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