Friday, May 15, 2009

Sailing the Palestinian Archipelago

I was fascinated by this map, as it combines two so disparate angles. Firstly there's the creation of imaginary maps and lands, and what could be better for a sailor than an archipelago.

But while imaginary its also saying something very true, for its what's left of the West Bank after you've taken out Oslo's Zone C land - Israel's illegal annexation of East Jerusalem and the illegal barrier, settlements and roads to connect them. Very appropriate thought for the day to remember the Naqba.

More on its background at the Strange Maps blog.

It reminded me a lot of the Banksy mural:

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