Friday, January 9, 2009

more Palestine geography

I've been writing about the geography of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and have a longer format essay in the works on this question, when I moments ago stop by The Dish and found this gem.

So the settlements appear less like Islands and more like cracks in a windshield, or the burrowed mines of ants. Either way, I imagine settling there is claustrophobic. This certainly illustrates just how difficult it would be for Israel to actually un-settle the West Bank, and similarly how difficult a two-state solution really is.