The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

The Palestinian Archipelago

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An amazing map of Palestine, if you replace all of the areas controlled by Israel (roads, settlements, etc.) by water. The best illustration of the unworkable Bantustan model imposed by Israel I've seen.

From Strange Maps.

Note: The original is from the excellent L'Atlas - Le Monde Diplomatique 2009.

Update: I forgot to add how much this map reminds me of a story we highlighted in which a solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict is proposed: a Dubai-like creation of new islands to expand the landmass.