The West Bank

The words and concept “West Bank” did not exist until 1948, when the Army of Jordan, together with five other Arab Muslim armies, attacked Israel on the very day Israel declared independence. Jordan continued to occupy the land for 19 years until the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel regained the land once known as Judea and Samaria. The world has continued to call this land the West Bank, a political concept not found on any map. The West Bank is simply a myth created to somehow give legal title to land that correctly belongs to Israel.

Israel is a tiny country, so small that most people cannot identify it on the map. Israel is about 120 miles long by 20 miles wide—less than 10 miles wide at its narrowest point. The 22 Arab states surrounding Israel have a population of more than 300 million as compared to just over 6 million Israelis. As part of this long ongoing dispute, Muslims claim East Jerusalem as their land…even though Muhammad never set foot in Jerusalem! In fact, Jerusalem is mentioned 669 times in the Jewish Bible yet not once in the Koran. King David—the very same David who as a teenager fought and slayed the fierce 6’9” Goliath—founded Jerusalem over 3,000 years ago, first calling it the City of David. King David was a Jew, revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.