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Green Line

Also known as the 1949 Armistice border, it marks the border between Israel and its neighbors (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria). It was named the Green Line after the color of the ink used to draw the line on the map in 1949. After the 1967 Six-Day War, certain land areas captured by Israel beyond the Green Line became known as the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula (which was returned to Egypt as part of the 1979 peace treaty), and East Jerusalem.