Why does Israel want the West Bank?
Israel as a nation does not want the West Bank of the Jordan.
Some Israelis want the West Bank to be included in Israel because they believe it is part of the lands they believe were granted to the Jews by their God.
Other Israelis do not want the West Bank as part of Israelis, because the large population of Palestinians would tend over time top make Israel a multi-ethnic state, rather than a Jewish state.
In our small piece of time, the West Bank is prominent for 2 main reasons:
-- Until there is peace with the Palestinian government, Israel must maintain a buffer area, just to increase the difficulty of missile firing and individual entry into Israel.
-- There is no formal international boundary between Israel and the West Bank. The 'line' is the armistice line, where ground troops happened to be when the armistice took effect in 1949. It was never meant as an international border. It was to be replaced by one, through negotiation that hasn't happened yet. It is not the boundary of "Palestinian territory".
Israel took control of the West Bank during the 1967 war.
The West Bank is in the Middle East. it is on the east side of Israel, near Jordan. It is a Palestinian part of Israel, with a Palestinian government.
This issue is contentious and does not have just one right answer. Each side has a legitimate claim to the West Bank. Pro-Israel Answer Of course, Israel "deserves" the West Bank, and all of Israel just as God intended through the covenant made with Abraham. God's word will not be broken. Pro-Palestine Answer Palestine deserves West Bank.
Israel took control of the West Bank during the 1967 war.
West of West Bank
It's on the west bank of the River Jordan. The country called Jordan is on the east bank.
Gaza and West Bank are pieces of Palestine seized by Israel in 1967
The two country is Israel and Jordan between the west bank.
A: Under international law, the West Bank belongs to the Palestinian people.
Israel took control of the West Bank during the 1967 Six-Day War from Jordanian Occupation.
The West Bank is located in the country of Israel mainly near the border of the country of Jordan. Part of the West Bank is claimed to be part of Palestine.
Yes, Bethlehem is located in the West Bank area of Israel.
Yes, Israel took the West Bank on the 7th and 8th of June 1967. On the 8th of June, Israel destroyed the two major bridges that crossed the Jordan River and linked Jordan with the West Bank.
The West Bank borders ISRAEL on its western borders and borders JORDAN on its eastern borders.
The Bank of the West is in eastern Jerusalem, on the Gaza strip and in Israel. The land area is 5640km.
No it is currently part of the West Bank
The Palestinians want their two bitterly divided political factions (Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip and Fatah which rules the West Bank) to unite to make a Palestinian state under its 1967 borders. They want Israel to give them back this land which consists of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, all land which was promised to them until Israel stole it and annexing (annexing = making the land part of the… Read More
In June 1967, the West Bank and East Jerusalem were captured by Israel as a result of the Six-Day War. With the exception of East Jerusalem and the former Israeli-Jordanian no man's land, the West Bank was not annexed by Israel but has remained under Israeli military control and is referred to as Judea and Samaria Area by Israel.
Israel became after the War of Independence 70 % of British Palestine without Transjordan and around 12 % with Transjordan. The areas remaining for a Palestinian State according to the UN were the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In Nothern Israel the Golan Heights western border were Israels border. The Israeli coastal plain from the mediterranean to the West Bank was only 15 km width. That's why the higher West Bank full of mountains… Read More
The west bank nations include Israel and Jordan. It's landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast.
It's currently not in a country - it is in the West Bank. Israel controls the land, but Bethlehem is not in Israel. The West Bank is slated for a future Palestinian state, but until that state is a reality, Palestine is not a country
West Bank and others
West Bank is in the country of Israel in Asia.
about 20 square miles.
The "West Bank" is part of the former Mandate of Palestine, that was occupied by Jordan from 1949-1967 and has been partially administered by the Fatah party of the PLO since 1993. The capital of Israel is Jerusalem. However, some confusion may arise because there are part of Jerusalem that are considered to be in the West Bank (as well as other parts that are considered to be in 1949-Israel).
Israel withdrew from much of the West Bank.
lake bordering jordan to the east and israel to the west bank to the west
Travel with Spirit - 2009 West Bank Israel 3-2 was released on: USA: 27 August 2010
Land on the west bank of the Jordan River, formerly in the hands of Jordan, but captured by Israel in the Six-Day War of 1967.
It is not a country. It is an area of land in Israel.
No, Samaria is a region in Israel. It is in what is referred to as the West Bank.
The Jordan river.
The Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Israel-proper.
The Gaza Strip borders Israel and Egypt. The West Bank borders Israel and Jordan.
Israel expanded its West Bank settlements.
Ma'ale Adumim is an Israeli Settlement in the West Bank, beyond the edge of East Jerusalem. As an Israeli Settlement in the West Bank, Ma'ale Adumim is not technically in Israel, but in the lands officially belonging to the State of Palestine.
The Dead Sea lies between Israel and The West Bank to the West, and Jordan to the East.
Lebanon (Shebaa farms) and Syria (Golan Heights). Israel argues that that farms belong to Syria, not Lebanon but both Lebanon and Syria say they are Lebanese. Israel also occupied non-state Palestinian territory in Gaza (free of soldiers but officially occupied nonetheless), the West Bank and East Jerusalem, all of which the indigenous Palestinians want for their future state. Israel had previously occupied territory belonging to Egypt (Sinai) and Jordan (West Bank)
Gaza is in the control of Hamas (a Palestinian group), West Bank is still in the hands of Fatah (another Palestinian group) but Israel is the occupying force in the vast majority of the West Bank.
Israel is important to Jews because God promised it to Jacob (Genesis ch.28), the father of the Israelites, and his descendants. Jacob was renamed Israel by God (Genesis ch.35); and the Israelites lived in Israel during the era of the Patriarchs (220 years), during the era from Joshua until the First Destruction (850 years), during the Second Temple era (420 years) and afterwards. They remained a majority in the land for another 300 years after… Read More
It is in the west bank of the Palestinian territories in Israel.
The West bank passed like a hot rock, through the fortunes of war. It has passed from Ottoman to British to Jordanian to Israeli control after the 1967. Now to a semi autonomous. The population of the West Bank is Arab/Muslim as opposed to that of Israel which is predominantly Jewish. The West Bank is a HOT piece of real estate effectively cutting Israel in half leaving but a narrow strip. An expanding Israeli population… Read More
Israel: 22,072km2/8,522 sq mi Including the West Bank: 27,799 km2/10,733 sq mi Israel excluding the West Bank is smaller than Belize and larger than El Salvador (smaller than New Jersey and larger than Connecticut) With the West Bank it would be smaller than Burundi and larger than Haiti (smaller than Hawai and larger than Massachusetts)
According to UNSC Resolution 242, Israel was required to cede the West Bank back to Jordan in order to have a peace treaty. As a result, when the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was negotiating with Jordanian King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, Rabin offered to discuss a phased withdrawal of Israeli control from the West Bank and its restoration to Jordanian power (similar to the Sinai Peninsula phased withdrawal). King Hussein actually rejected this… Read More
Israel removed all of its settlements from the Gaza Strip and four4 from the West Bank (out of 150+) in 2005.
The West Bank is a kidney-bean shaped piece of land on the West Bank of the Jordan River, bordered on its east both by the river and by the Kingdom of Jordan. It is bordered on the north, south, and west by State of Israel. The West Bank also controls a quarter of the Dead Sea. The Gaza Strip is a thin coastal piece of land, bordered on the northwest by the Mediterranean Sea. It… Read More
As of 2010, the population of Israel is 5,726,000 Jews, 1,548,000 Arabs and 313,000 people outside these categories. The figures include Jews living in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, but exclude Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Between Israel and Jordan. If you would like any information on West Bank please message me or post a message on my message bourd and i will try and answer! Here is a little fact about West Bank : Area : 5 860 square KM.
The Gaza Strip and the West Bank