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Friday, October 28, 2005

Mapquest removes Palestine from the map

MapQuest.com obscures status of occupied territories
Ira Glunts, The Electronic Intifada, 23 September 2005

Whilst the world and it’s intellectual elites , Blair etc., struggle with the concept of erasing Israel from the map, Mapquest have already removed Palestine and provided a map of the “Greater Israel”.

….Recently, I was quite surprised to find that the map of Israel on the popular Internet site MapQuest presents the area of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights (Syrian Heights) as undifferentiated from Israel proper. In other words, as opposed to depicting Israel delineated by its internationally recognized borders, MapQuest displays the “Greater Israel,” which is the dream of many in the Israeli right wing. The realization of this "Greater Israel," of course, precludes any possibility of the Palestinian people realizing their national aspirations.

Go and read the article, complete with other curious maps that remove Palestine from the map.

Recent blogs on same topic here

1 comment:

josh narins said...

The article appears to be gone.

I checked MapQuest, and they have a dashed line demarcating the West Bank.

Gaza, now "officially" Palestine, is also a dashed line.

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