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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:21 AM
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Glenn Beck: Never Ever Call it the West Bank
American talk show host Glenn Beck explained to his audience on Friday why Judea and Samaria should not be referred to as the West Bank, as the Arabs and mainstream media customarily do.

Beck made his comments in response to an interview given by Huffington Post contributor Frank Schaeffer to MSNBCs Martin Bashir.

The interview dealt with the influence of religion on politics, and Schaeffer said that he believes such an influence exists, saying, I think that the faith based politics is an immensely destructive thing. What do you think Iran, Saudi Arabia, or the settlers in the West Bank of Israel, who refuse to move and are jeopardizing world peace, are about? This is faith-based politics. We want reason-based politics.

The staunchly pro-Israel Beck, who played the clip on his show, said: Does anybody know why they call it the West Bank? Technically, what is the West Bank? I dont think anybody in America knows.

No Israeli calls it the West Bank because theres no such place as the West Bank, Beck added. His co-host then emphasized that the areas real name is Judea and Samaria, noting that Judea comes from the name Judah.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146269#.Trd2IfQr32I
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:27 AM
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1. Judea does not exist. It has no more political reality than does
the Merovingian kingdom. Kuwait's real name is not Ur, and Akadia is likewise long vanished.

What exists is Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the occupied West Bank.

Everything else is historical fiction.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:57 AM
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4. Quite. And the West Bank is named for being the western bank of the river Jordan.
It's a name which dates from the time when it was controlled by the nation of Jordan, and there was a need to differentiate from the territories on the eastern bank of the Jordan (where modern day Jordan is) and the western bank.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:32 AM
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2. And Glenn Lonesome Roads Beck is who's authority? Who made Beck th authority on anything?
He is a weasel.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:43 AM
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3. Glen Beck is a creep. nt
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:02 AM
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5. "Technically", it's the west bank of the Jordan River.
Hence the name.

Moron.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:25 AM
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6. THis presents all kinds of fun...
I can now call where I live Baekjae instead of Jeolla County
I no longer visit my friends in Nara. It's Heijo
I'm going to Lower Pannonia next summer, instead of Hungary.

It creates all kinds of absurd possibilities.
But Beck is nothing if not absurd
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 04:29 AM
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7. so says the apocalyptic anti-semite, Glenn Beck.
ok, Glenn. still hawking overpriced gold coins on your show?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 04:53 AM
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8. Please. Not Glenn Beck. My breakfast is in serious danger.
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