the UN awarded Israel more than 50% of the land, even though they were a
minority. At that time one bothered to consult with the
Palestinians. By 1949, after the 1948 war, the Zionists had pursed
the lines back even further.
green areas in the 2000 map, at the right, are what Israel offered
during the Oslo peace process in 1990's. This was Prime Minister
Barak's generous offer. The Palestinian state would have amounted
to isolated enclaves, all surrounded by Israeli highways, armed
checkpoints, and barbed wire. No self respecting Palestinian could
possibly have been expected to accept such an offer.
UN Security Council resolution 242 would require Israel to return to the
1967 line in the third map, still a vastly shrunken Arab Palestine.
maps afford insight into the great injustice that continues in
Palestine. No wonder these maps almost never appear in the US
media. They tell an inconvenient truth, one that must be kept from
the American people.