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

Tim Thornton tt at smartcomsoftware.com
Wed May 8 08:15:27 UTC 2013

Reading this and the Macquarie Island discussion, the frequent repeated
requests for renaming of TZs etc, is there a case for having a readily
accessible set of documents that define current practice on TZs? In the
years I've been following the group, these issues seem to be coming up with
increasing frequency. Instead of relying on a pool of common knowledge
underlying the existing documents, and having to exp[lain and justify things
each time when challenged, things would be properly defined. This would also
then provide a fixed starting point for looking at any changes to the
current practice.

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-----Original Message-----
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: 08 May 2013 01:42
To: random832 at fastmail.us
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Subject: Re: [tz] Proposal to use Asia/Tel_Aviv for Israel - Jerusalem is
not internationally recognized as part of Israel

On May 7, 2013, at 5:00 PM, <random832 at fastmail.us>

> On Tue, May 7, 2013, at 16:37, Aaron Brown wrote:
>> I don't think it's relevant what the rest of the world thinks. If 
>> everyone in Jerusalem agrees on one reality, and everyone outside 
>> Jerusalem agrees on a different reality, then it would be logical to 
>> go with the reality that is agreed upon by those in Jerusalem. It 
>> matters what time people in Jerusalem think it is, what time their 
>> clocks show,
> Nobody is talking about changing the time definition for Asia/Jerusalem.
> This argument is whether a line with "IL" in the first column and 
> "Asia/Jerusalem" in the third column ought to appear in zone.tab.
> Nothing more, nothing less.

Ok then, should Asia/Taipei be listed with country code CN?  Or not at all?
It seems to me the exact same reasoning that is being used here applies to
both cases.

In fact, such a proposal is not being made.  This tells me that the
motivation for the current proposal is in fact not what its proponents are
pretending it is.

	paul, speaking only for himself and for no other person or

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