West Bank Settlers Take To Wikipedia

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Published August 18, 2010.

For years now, Wikipedia has been a fierce battleground between the Israeli right and left. One key battle was over the entry for Bil’in and whether the weekly struggle at that village near the security fence should be described as violent.

Another battle was over the description of the Ariel University Center. Was it “the largest public college in Israel”? Or should an institution in Ariel not be considered as being in Israel? So a compromise was reached: “the largest Israeli public college.”

Now the Yesha Council of settlements and another right-wing group, Israel Sheli, are embarking on a Wikipedia battle: Zionist editing on the Web-based encyclopedia. The first course was held yesterday in Jerusalem.

Read more at haaretz.com



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