Daily Israel Report
18:15
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News Brief

  3/20/2013, Nisan 9, 5773

Special Judea & Samaria Book for Obama Visit


A special edition of a book about Judea and Samaria has been been released for the visit to American President Barack Obama to Israel. The book is embossed with the emblem "Special Edition for President Barack Obama's State Visit to Israel, March 2013" and depicts the President's face with Israeli and American flags. The book is entitled "Judea and Samaria: It's Jewish, It's Vital, It's Realistic." The hardcover volume includes photos, maps and charts describing the importance of the region. The book details the population which includes "4 cities, 6 regional council, 13 local councils, and 150 communities populated by 360,000 Israelis." These statistics do not include the approximately 300,000 Jewish Israelis who live in Jerusalem neighborhoods liberated after 1967. The book argues that "time is on our side" in relation to the Jewish demographics of the regions. The book was published in English by the YESHA Council - The Jewish Comunities of Judea, Samaria and Gush Katif in conjunction with the My Israel organization and the Yisraeli group. It is being distrubuted to journalists and other guests visiting for President Barack Obamas's trip to Israel.