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

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue May 7 18:07:50 UTC 2013

The problem with leaving it as it is, is that it currently shows a bias 
towards one country which is not reflected by the UN security council, 
the UN general assembly, or any other country in the world, even the USA.

It does not reflect world custom or standards, and it clearly makes a 
political statement; right or wrong, intended or not intended; to 
support an illegal occupation by a warring country against the wishes of 
it occupants.

Though it may be accurate that the majority in Jerusalem use the tz 
rules specified, the error is that Jerusalem should not be listed as the 
largest city in Israel, since no one recognizaes that Jerusalem is in 
Israel, except Israel itself.

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