Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We're Still Here!

Israel is a thriving country, so why have various map-makers wiped us off? Beware before buying globes and maps. Check carefully and boycott those which don't include Israel.

Rahel was surprised to discover "Palestine" on a globe in place of Israel at the International Book Fair.

Newsweek, never Israel's fan has also eliminated us from their map.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry should be working hard to protest these "slights." It seems like Rebranding's "Bimbos on the Beach" have drowned.


Anonymous said...

Worse off, that looks eerily similar to the original 1947 UN res 181 partition map...

Batya said...

They've deleted us. Plain and simple.
Well, we've survived all sorts of religions, peoples, nations and societies, and we'll survive them, too!

Hadassa DeYoung said...

Newsweek corrected their mistake. Sort of. Apparently the colors of the areas indicating the regions of West Bank/Gaza and the rest of Israel were switched. Now the map states that Samaria (the West Bank) and the western Negev region (Gaza) are "Palestinian Territory". Unlike maps produced by Arab countries (and the globe Rahel found), Newsweek never claimed that all of Israel is "Palestinian Territory". Once we convince our fellow Jews that there is no "Palestinian Territory" it'll be a lot easier to convince the rest of the world.

Hadassa DeYoung said...

Another story:
A friend of mine in America, who for some reason wasn't wearing his customary kippa at the time, was faced with a missionary at his doorstep. Very quickly the missionary got to the point - the Jews are gone. My friend retorted, "Well, I'm still here!"
That was one flustered missionary. We'll be here long after the last flustered missionary is gone.

Batya said...

Hadassa, thanks for the clarification and the story!