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Palestine, a Tropical Paradise?


   An amazing map created by the French artist, Julien Bousac, showing the ongoing fragmentation of Palestinian communities in the West Bank, while juxtaposing the playful visual references of old school travel maps with the reality of daily life for Palestinians living under siege.

For  more about the artist’s intentions check out the article at Strange Maps.

Thanks to the guys at  Kabobfest  for bringing this to my attention.

A Key to the Map:

-Areas ‘under water’ strictly reflect C zones, plus the East Jerusalem area, i.e. areas that have officially remained under full Israeli control and occupation following the Oslo Agreements. These include all Israeli settlements and outposts as well as Palestinian populated areas.

-Urban areas are orange
-Nature reserves are shaded
-Zones of partial autonomy are dark green
-Total autonomy area are light green
-The blue warships are permanent Israeli checkpoints

I’m over here cleaning the floor

Barack Obama has chosen Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff. This man served in the Israeli army–isn’t that a conflict of interest? Is this someone we want as the President’s top advisor? Check out this racist remark made by Rahm’s father in response to his son’s appointment. Barack “Change” Obama has made no comment on this. Are you serious?

Here is an excerpt from a Jerusalem Post article dated Nov 7, 2008: 

Emanuel’s father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, said he was convinced that his son’s appointment would be good for Israel. “Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel,” he was quoted as saying. “Why wouldn’t he be? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House.”

Change, my ass. Well not for Palestinians anyway.