Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ramat Gan

I begin my posting with this information.
{Ramat Gan borders Tel Aviv - Yaffo to the east. Founded in 1921 as a small town named Ir Ganim (garden city), it offered its residents a quiet village-like lifestyle while benefiting from the nearby emerging metropolitan city. Two years later the town was renamed Ramat Gan.

Jewish immigration waves in the 1930's and 40's saw a rapid urbanization process and city status was gained in 1950 with 22,000 inhabitants. The following years were defined by a large immigration wave of Jewish refugees mostly from Iraq, tripling the city's population to 62,000 inhabitants in 1955.

The city's current borders were formed in 1961 when Bar-Ilan University (one of three academic institutions in the city, itself with more than 16,000 students) and Tel-HaShomer Hospital (Israel's largest to date) and surrounding small neighborhoods were annexed to the city.}

The annoying me.

If I were the writer of this website I would be extremely choosy of words used to describe certain actions or references. Especially if it could be showing something of the reality or the truth. Now annexed like any other words of English have more than one meaning. The meaning of annexed is as follows:

–verb (used with object)
1. to attach, append, or add, esp. to something larger or more important.
2. to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state: Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
3. to take or appropriate, esp. without permission.
4. to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.

The meaning of immigrant is defined as follows:

1. a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
2. an organism found in a new habitat.

Hmm. I wonder if these words and definitions are familiar with some of us.

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