Zionist General Council: 'Judea and Samaria,' not 'West Bank'

General Assembly of the World Zionist Organization calls on Israeli government to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaira.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Israeli children in Judean community of Neve Daniel
Israeli children in Judean community of Neve Daniel
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The Zionist General Council approved a resolution presented by 'World Likud' calling on the Israeli government to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and Judea and Samaria as well as to encourage settlement in this area.

The Zionist General Council is the General Assembly of the World Zionist Organization, consisting of 171 members, Jews from all over the world and from all streams and organizations.

It was also resolved that the World Zionist Organization, the Zionist General and the limited and expanded management use the official name "Judea and Samaria" in their declarations, publications and maps, instead of the name "West Bank", and recommend to their representatives in the Jewish National Fund, the World Zionist Organization and all other Zionist organizations that they use this terminology as well.

Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization Yaakov Hagoel welcomed the resolution: "This is an unprecedented achievement that brings together organizations from all streams of Judaism in Israel and around the world. In particular, and in the world at large. The World Likud proposal for the application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley and the use of the official name 'Judea and Samaria', these are glad tidings for the Jewish people in Israel in particular and in the world in general. The Jordan Valley has the role of continuing Israeli sovereignty in all communities in Judea and Samaria."