The Palestinian Archipelago And The Death Of The Two State Solution

This map shows what is left of oriental Palestine. For those who are not familiar with the matter, the map uses irony by naming 'islands' the different occupied Palestinian villages and cities, cut from each other by settlements, walls, settler only roads and military barrages. The question is how much those who still defend the two state solution are out of touch with the reality of the land and the people in Palestine today. And does their peace rethoric about Israel-Palestine and the two state solution have any relation to reality ?
Look at the map, click to zoom in, and judge by yourself.
The map is published by Le Monde Diplomatique here.

The map is also published here with a word from its author Julien Bousac.
“Maybe posting the full map would help to take it for what it is, i.e. an illustration of the West Bank’s ongoing fragmentation based on the (originally temporary) A/B/C zoning which came out of the Oslo process, still valid until now. To make things clear, 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 Agreements. These include all Israeli settlements and outposts as well as Palestinian populated areas.”


Gert said...

I saw this map first appear on Mondoweiss. It's a pity the Israeli settlements are coloured so lightly though, they're quite hard to see against the light blue.

O/T: I wonder if you could let me know the URL of the slide show in your sidebar?

Thanks in advance...

Sophia said...


If you click on the picture, you are directed to the slideshow page and from there, I think what I did I pasted the url from the picasa page into the new blogger format reserved for slideshows and it worked...

Wolfie said...

This story might also be of interest to you.

Anonymous said...

this map is a pretty propaganda tool, but does not address the real issue blocking Middle East peace: Hamas and co. want to create a muslim state that will always be at war with Israel.

Now how can Israel agree to that?

Sophia said...


Thanks. I have read the Haaretz article mentioned in your source. However, when it comes to Israeli occupation, one wonders what the term 'illegal' means...Land occupied after 1967 ? Or land and homes taken from their original residents before 1967 ? While everybody agrees that Israel and a Palestinian state might coexist according to the 1967 borders, it is still illegal for Israel to occupy private land and homes within these borders.
I guess the Haaretz article only took into account land occupied after 1967.

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