Israel gets real about 'West Bank'

Thursday, July 21, 2011 |  Ryan Jones

Israel's Foreign Ministry has released a short informational YouTube video explaning the Jewish state's claim to Judea and Samaria and the background to the conflict over the so-called "West Bank."

In the video (which can be seen below) Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, with the help of caricatured visual aids, effectively explains why the West Bank cannot be accurately described as "occupied territory," and is instead better labeled as "disputed territory."

Many are happy to see Israel finally taking this approach to solving the conflict, rather than continue letting the Arabs set the rules of the game. For too long, many supporters of Israel will argue, Israel simply gone along with the Arab narrative regarding Judea and Samaria.

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