West Bank and the Gaza Strip will have different time zones

Daniel Thumim dthumim at itasoftware.com
Sun Aug 28 16:52:06 UTC 2011

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Thanks.  I suppose this means we new zone Asia/East_Jerusalem,
> since East Jerusalem is the largest city in the West Bank.

Whatever one's views of the political situation or of what ought to become
of the disputed territory, there does not currently exist a distinct city
called "East Jerusalem".  The official time in the entire city of Jerusalem
is presently determined by the government of Israel.

The population figures for the West Bank are a matter of some uncertainty,
but it's probably safe to assume that the largest population center in the
West Bank which is subject to the rule of the Palestinian Authority is

Some figures can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank

-- |)aniel Thumim
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