[tz] Proposal to use Asia/Tel_Aviv for Israel - Jerusalem is not internationally recognized as part of Israel

Tobias Conradi mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com
Sat Apr 20 22:01:49 UTC 2013

On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:17 PM,  <Paul_Koning at dell.com> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2013, at 2:43 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
>>> At 06:21 20-04-2013, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>>>> == Problem ==
>>>> Jerusalem is internationally not recognized as part of Israel. Using
>>>> Jerusalem as reference location for Israel in the IANA time zone
>>>> database may thus violate UN resolutions.
>>> If I recall correctly the argument was to use population size.
>> Of territory that is not internationally recognized as belonging to Israel?
> Are you proposing to delete Asia/Taipei by that same reasoning?
Since my proposal was not to delete an identifier - No.

Also, Taiwan is listed in ISO 3166-1

> In any case, I don't believe that the UN is part of the TZ process.


Include at least one location per time zone rule set per country.
	One such location is enough.  Use ISO 3166 (see the file
	iso3166.tab) to help decide whether something is a country.

"The country names in ISO 3166 come from United Nations sources. New
names and codes are added automatically when the United Nations
publishes new names in either the Terminology Bulletin Country Names
or in the Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use maintained by
the United Nations Statistics Divisions."

Tobias Conradi
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