Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and the Yahoo Answers website is now in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Which of the following is incorrect?

a. Israel's Security Barrier walls off the West Bank.

b. In 2005 Israel decided to yield the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority.

c. The Palestinians and the Israelis both want Jerusalem to be their capital.

d. Israel's population is about 8 million.

e. The United Nations gave Jerusalem to the Israelis under the 1947 partition resolution.

Thanks!

3 Answers

Relevance
  • 2 months ago

    None is correct:

    a. Israel's Security Barrier walls off the West Bank.

    The name of the land is Judea

    b. In 2005 Israel decided to yield the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority.

    Bush decided to give Gaza to Arabs.

    c. The Palestinians and the Israelis both want Jerusalem to be their capital.

    Arabs wish is to destroy Israel. And after Jerusalem will be capital of South Syria.

    d. Israel's population is about 8 million.

    You don' count 2 million Israelis living not in Israel.

    e. The United Nations gave Jerusalem to the Israelis under the 1947 partition resolution.

    God gave Jerusalem to Israel. That's why Jews call her The Holly City.

    Arab name of Jerusalem (Al Kuds) is exact translation from Jewish.

    Same as exact Arab name for Palestine- The Holly Land.

  • TNO
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's e.

    At least, that's the best answer.

    Technically I wouldn't say that the security barrier walls off all of the West Bank, and there is something to be said about not being a complete wall-off since many Palestinians would cross it to work in Israel daily (pre-COVID days, of course)... however, that's playing with semantics whereas choice e. is very straightforward. 

    Choice b. is true because the Israelis did withdraw from Gaza with plans for the Palestinian Authority to take over... but Hamas took it over in the end. This happened after Israeli withdrawal, though.  Choice c. is very much true - both parties are explicit about having Jerusalem as their capital - so it's unambiguously the wrong answer here.  And while Israel's population has passed the 8.5 mark (so we'd round up to 9 million normally) it's close enough to not be the best answer of all the choices.

    The United Nations intended Jerusalem to be "Corpus Separatum": A separate entity that wasn't a part of Israel or a hypothetical Palestinian state. As such, e. is your answer. Israel at one point did begrudgingly accept this arrangement in exchange for their own state... but, as the other side didn't reciprocate, the Israelis by and large see no need to deprive them of what they saw as their eternal capital. No one involved in this conflict actually accepted what the UN put forth in the end. Israel now controls the city, but this is due to their victories in wars fought with involved Arab parties rather than the UN's own action. Officially, the UN (or at least many of its members) defaults to a more neutral stance, or one that favors sharing. 

    Also, one thing to note: The Arab culture and ethnicity has not been overwhelming present in Jerusalem for 5,000 years as BS claims. That's historical revisionism. The term "Arab" at this time was limited to the Arabian peninsula, and the area we know as Israel or Palestine was inhabited by other Middle Eastern Tribes, the Hebrews being one of them. The Arabian character that defines much of the Middle East and North Africa today only comes after the rise of Islam, less than 2000 years ago. It spread starting in the 600s, and that's when we see a noticeable Arab presence in the area. At the very least, the Arabic name for Jerusalem - al-Quds - doesn't go back nearly as far back in records as Jerusalem (or Yerushalayim in Hebrew), which would be very odd for an Arab town.

  • 3 months ago

    e. The United Nations gave Jerusalem to the Israelis under the 1947 partition resolution.

    Al-Kuds is an Arabic city 5k years now, Was inhabited by Arabs and Hebrew tribes, one of them was called Israel.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.