The "Israel/Palestine" entity?


If you view this clip, you can hear the announcer utter "Israel/Palestine" as a place name at 0:11-12:


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel-Palestine


Yes, I know that sometimes you need to save time.  But in this case, the loss is not worth the extra seconds needed to read out something like:


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel and the Palestinian Authority


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left the area


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel and Judea and Samaria


Of course, reasonably, one could also say


Arab-occupied Land of Israel


the Jewish Arab-occupied territories


During the years 1948-1967, we never heard, unfortunately "Jordanian-occupied territories" for the same area.


And there are other "occupied territories", for that matter of which one rarely hears.  Like here:


El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), January 18, 2014 (SPS) -  A delegation including representatives of Canadian, Norwegian and Swiss embassies in Rabat, Morocco, met Thursday in the occupied city of El Aaiun with Sahrawi Association for Victims of Gross Human Rights Violations Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH), according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad...The meeting discussed the situation related to human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, violent crackdown  against peaceful vigils and demonstrations organized by Sahrawis and violations of fundamental rights such as the right to assembly and association, freedom of opinion and expression.

and another place, Cyprus.


In any case, let''s not assist the other side, even semantically.