Apparently, The Jewish Standard finds reference to Judah and Samaria not politically correct, and turns logical somersaults to come up with exactly the right name. The newspaper’s response indicates that because this territory is under dispute, therefore biblical Jewish names are inappropriate. By The Jewish Standard’s logic, Jerusalem, which according to our Department of State is under dispute, should be referred to not as Jerusalem, its biblical name. Perhaps you would prefer it to be known as al Quds.
(Actually, we said nothing about biblical names. We did say that we prefer to use a term, “west bank,” that reminds everyone that the Arab states illegally seized territory and prevented a Palestinian Arab state from coming into being in 1948.-Ed.)