He: you work for Reuters? I have a beef with Reuters.
Me: what's that?
He: The AP calls it the "West Bank," but you guys refer to it as the "occupied West Bank."
Me: That bothers you?
He: Yeah, it's editorializing.
Me: Does it matter to you that three successive Israeli heads of government have referred to the West Bank as "occupied?"
He: Yeah, well that started with Barak.
Me: Actually, it started with Sharon.
He: Whatever. It's totally immaterial what a head of government says.
Me: So how do you think we should refer to it?
He: How about Judea and Samaria? It's been called that for thousands of years. When you decide which name to use, are you better using the one that's been around for thousands of years or the one that's been around for sixty years?
Me: Where do you live?
Me: Oh, really?