West Bank
geographical name area Middle East W of Jordan River; occupied by Israel since 1967 with parts having been transferred to Palestinian administration since 1993 • West Banker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • West Bank — the West Bank the land west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan, which the Israelis took control of in 1967 in the Arab Israeli War, but which the Palestinian Arabs consider to be their land …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • West Bank — West′ Bank′ n. geg a region in the Middle East, between the W bank of the Jordan River and the E (1949) armistice line of Israel: formerly held by Jordan; occupied in 1967 by Israel; now under partial Palestinian self rule …   From formal English to slang

  • West Bank — area on the W bank of the Jordan River: part of Jordan since 1949 & occupied by Israel since 1967: an agreement in 1994 provided for a transfer of authority of Palestinians in stages that would result in self rule …   English World dictionary

  • West Bank —   [west bæȖk, englisch »Westufer«], das Westjordanland …   Universal-Lexikon

  • West Bank — in reference to the former Jordanian territory west of the River Jordan, 1967 …   Etymology dictionary

  • West Bank — This article is about the geography, demographics and general history of the West Bank. Also see Judea and Samaria Area. For other uses, see West Bank (disambiguation). West Bank Palestinian Authority Palestinian Local Government in the West Bank …   Wikipedia

  • West Bank — an area in the Middle East, between the W bank of the Jordan River and the E frontier of Israel: occupied in 1967 and subsequently claimed by Israel; formerly held by Jordan. * * * West Bank Introduction West Bank Background: The Israel PLO… …   Universalium

  • West Bank — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::West Bank <p></p> Background: <p></p> From the early 16th century through 1917, the area now known as the West Bank fell under Ottoman rule. Following World War I, the …   The World Factbook

  • West Bank —    The area of historical Palestine lying west of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea (and known by many Israelis and Jews by the biblical terms Judea and Samaria). Designated by the United Nations Palestine Partition Plan to become part of an Arab …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • West Bank — noun an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians • Members of this Region: ↑Aksa Martyrs Brigades, ↑al Aksa Martyrs Brigades, ↑Martyrs of al Aqsa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • West-Bank — Das Westjordanland (arabisch ‏الضفة الغربية‎, DMG aḍ ḍaffa al ġarbiyya, hebräisch: הגדה המערבית haGada haMa arawit), auch Westjordanien, Judäa und Samarien (hebräisch ‏יהודה ושומרון‎ Jehuda we Schomron) oder englisch West Bank, selten auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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