Here is a gorgeous video that reveals the true character of Judea and Samaria. This region is rich in Jewish history and cultural significance. 

Judea and Samaria, the biblical heartland of the Land of Israel, is being claimed by Palestinian Arabs as a part of their heritage. The truth, however, is that the land is of no historical significance to the so-called Palestinians whatsoever. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, “Judea and Samaria, the places where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, David and Solomon, and Isaiah and Jeremiah lived are not alien to us. This is the land of our forefathers.” 

The land is an integral part of Israel and is full of Jewish history. Hebron, for example, Judaism’s second-holiest city, is the burial site of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs, save for Rachel. King David established Hebron as the first Jewish commonwealth before moving the capital to Jerusalem.

Giving Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians would be a disaster in every sense of the word. It would leave Israelis vulnerable to new attacks, such as what we’ve seen from Gaza. It would also reduce the legitimacy that the Jewish people have to the Holy Land in general.

Why is this land being called the West Bank? Following the occupation by Jordan, Judea and Samaria become widely known as the “West Bank” (of the Jordan River). Israel recaptured the territory during the Six Day War in 1967, officially renaming the area Judea and Samaria in 1977. Ownership of the land has been disputed since 1967. It is referred to as both Judea and Samaria and the West Bank. A look into history, or even simply watching this video, makes it clear to whom this land truly belongs.