[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 18:50:47 UTC 2013

This issue is very different than the Falklands, Taiwan, or Tibet, or 
Quebec or Texas for that matter. The SIGNIFICANT difference here is that 
world bodies that are mandated to decide on such political issues have 
ALREADY come to a decision on this - Jerusalem is not part of Israel, 
Israel's declaration is 'null and void'. And since that time, no country 
recognizes Jerusalem as part of Israel.

Perhaps, because of your distate for politics, you may have missed that 
point. Listing Jerusalem as part of Israel has ALREADY been rejected by 
everyone; save Israel and the tz database.

By leaving the database as is, the tz database is, inadvertantly or not, 
making a political statement - an extreme one, and one contrary to world 

On 2013-05-06 15:22, Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
> NO!  The TZ process is NOT a political process.  I strongly object to any of these attempts to make it so.
> There are a whole lot of political issues in the world.  This one is merely one of them, perhaps better known than some others for reasons I will not discuss here (because I'm writing in a technical forum, not a political one).  But if we get suckered into making changes for this one, we may next get into a debate about the Falkland Islands, Taiwan, or any number of other places that some politicians disagree about.
> Again, I do not want any part of that sort of nonsense.  It has no place in a technical group such as the TZ project.
> 	paul


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