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A BLOG OF MAPS, MAPPING, MAPMAKERS... AND MORE MAPS.

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Mapping Palestine in the Struggle for Palestine
“Maps are always political, but in Israel and Palestine, maps can erase identities, or give them back, with particular quickness. Hand-drawn maps deleting neighborhoods or long-held land claims can turn quickly into reality, stealing property from people whose families have owned it for hundreds of years. Maps have won land back too — altering the route of Israel’s wall, returning farmland to its original owners, giving communities their names back. But maps can obscure as much as they can reveal.”
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Mapping Palestine in the Struggle for Palestine

Maps are always political, but in Israel and Palestine, maps can erase identities, or give them back, with particular quickness. Hand-drawn maps deleting neighborhoods or long-held land claims can turn quickly into reality, stealing property from people whose families have owned it for hundreds of years. Maps have won land back too — altering the route of Israel’s wall, returning farmland to its original owners, giving communities their names back. But maps can obscure as much as they can reveal.”

See and learn more at informed comment.

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