[tz] State of Palestine Time zone - need to update

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Thu Feb 11 19:52:23 UTC 2021

There seems to be a serious inconsistency between how Palestine is 
handled, and how Kiev is handled, and how Xinjiang is handled.

As I said, people on the ground in Gaza and Kiev and Xinjiang clearly 
care that their own systems are honoured, and clearly citizens there 
don't call themselves part of Israel's Palestinian Territories, Russia's 
colonies, nor China's.

The current naming is clearly favouring the occupiers, over the actual 
users of that data.

On 2021-02-11 14:06, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2021-02-11 02:50, heba hamad wrote:
>> In reference to your recent response at 25 Oct,2020 regarding State 
>> of Palestine’s request to correct the ‘Time Zone Database’, we would 
>> like to confirm that ‘TZ’ related to the State of Palestine is as 
>> follows:
>> *_PS   State of Palestine   Asia/East Jerusalem       UTC +2:00_*
>> Also, we would like to inform you that the State of Palestine 
>> comprises of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza, all of 
>> which are integral parts of the State of Palestine, thus, as one 
>> territorial unit all areas belong to the same time zone.
>> We would like to also emphasize that East Jerusalem is an integral 
>> part of the West Bank as stipulated under international law and by 
>> numerous international resolutions.
>> Therefore, we urge you to adopt the official name and correct your 
>> data base.
> IETF motto:
> "We reject: kings, presidents, and voting.
>  We believe in: rough consensus and running code."
> We provide pragmatic, useful information and care only what people's 
> watches and systems are set to over a significant region and over a 
> significant period of time.
> The territory mentioned is disputed but continues to fall under under 
> the control of Israel which sets the time zones used on the ground.
> The situation is similar in Crimea and elsewhere in the world.
> Anyone who wishes may set their systems to use Asia/Gaza, Asia/Hebron, 
> or Asia/Jerusalem depending on the time they want to see.
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