The Maps That Lie about Israel’s History

Jan. 14 2015

A series of maps has been circulating on college campuses, anti-Israel websites, and even in mainstream publications that purportedly depict “Palestinian land loss.” They have appeared as advertisements in New York train stations and on the sides of buses in Vancouver. The maps combine a number of false claims implying that Israel has gradually annexed more and more Palestinian land since 1946. Shany Mor explains:

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Hamas Is Winning the War for Palestinian, and Israeli Arab, Hearts and Minds

While many in the West seem to think the current fighting in Israel is about housing policy, or human rights, or the selective blockade of the Gaza Strip, the rhetoric of Palestinian leaders and on Palestinian social media makes clear that it is in fact about al-Aqsa mosque. This should come as no surprise: fabricated claims that “al-Aqsa is in danger” have been used to provoke anti-Jewish violence for a hundred years. In this particular case, explains Haviv Rettig Gur, both Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party exploited the claim in their rivalry for Palestinian hearts and minds:

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More about: Al-Aqsa Mosque, Hamas, Israeli Arabs, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict