Archive: 7/1/2013
Daily Israel Report
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  7/1/2013, Tammuz 23, 5773

"Shomron was the Royal Capital of Israel"


Samaria Residents' Council Chairman Benny Katsover requested Israel Army Radio retract a quip made by one of its broadcasters on the name of the town of Shavei Shomron, "Shavei means to return. Does this suggest the residents intend to return from there?"

Katsover said, "On the contrary, Samaria was the name of the  capital city of the Kingdom of Israel during the period of the First Temple, and 'Shavei Shomron' means to return to inhabit the Shomron after so many years, in this era of Redemption."