The map above shows what Palestine’s West Bank would look like if all non-Palestinian land suddenly turned into water.
All that would remain would be an archipelago of small islands with the sea of Israel to the west and the Jordanian ocean to the east.
The map is designed to show just how broken up Palestinian land in the West Bank really is. And while originally published in French, it is quite clear in the main point it’s trying to make.
For books on this topic have a look at:
- Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge
- The West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Geography of Occupation and Disengagement
- Crossing the Green Line Between the West Bank and Israel
- The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, Third Edition
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Stephen E Hughes says
Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes
1- The Arabs who call themselves Palestinians have been offered their own state 5 times & 5 they have refused.
2- There never was a state or country named Palestine, it is a geographic location
3- Israel was legally mandated the same as Iraq, Lebanon , Saudi Arabia and Syria, why aren’t these occupied lands?
4- The West Bank real name is Judea & Samaria, Jews come from JUDEA , Arabs from Arabia
5- IF Israel is really occupied lands then so is Jordan, because 90 percent of the mandated land for Israel was taken and given to the Hashemites.
6- Arafat fought a bloody war with Jordan for control of Jordan and lost in 1970 then fled to Lebanon.
7- Over 50 percent of Israel’s population are from or descendants of Jews kicked out of Islamic countries throughout the Mid-East and North Africa, where they had lived for centuries. The ones in Iraq and Yemen had been there for over 2 thousand years.
8- The Arab World consists of 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, in the entire world there is only one Jewish Country smaller than the State of New Jersey.
Assem Al Zhrani says
You are in denial
Cow Horse Frog says
> The West Bank real name is Judea & Samaria, Jews come from JUDEA , Arabs from Arabia
Says who, certainly not you ?
Given that China has 50x more people than all of Israel, and im pretty sure they dont use anything remotely like the names in the article.
Places are named by the people that live there, just like children are named by their parents.
This map shows what kind of a “state” the Palestinians have been “offered.” The point is that it’s not a workable state and that that has been the intention of Israel’s military occupation all along. The only people being fooled by this extended travesty are those who want to be fooled.
The Palestinians don’t want a state in the west bank, they have refused every offer presented to them and demanded preconditions be met in order to even start peace talks. In schools in the west bank they teach that all of Israel belongs to them.
The Oslo accords were a time of hope for Israelis, but that hope was answered with terror bombings and two faced speeches from Palestinian leadership (see Johannesburg speech by Arafat).
Tomas Kubin says
This comparison is pure nonsense. So called “palestinian” can move, with some exception, between those “isles”, so there is no “water” at all. On the contrary, most of those ůisles” are lethal dangerous and forbidden for Jews.
HARRY PERRY says
Brilliant map – two years ahead of the Trump’s “Make Apartheid Great Again” plan!
Rest of the world says
The whole Middle East under water wouldn’t sound like a bad idea idea to me..would end those thousands of years of stupid arguing in that part of the world.I think it was done once before, in Noah’s times?