April 27, 2009

Wiping Palestine from the map?

The Guardian has been running these fact files setting out some stats and what have you about the member states of the United Nations plus Kosovo, Taiwan and the Vatican. I wouldn't have notice but for mild mannered complaint about the omission of Palestine in today's Guardian:
Your Fact Files are interesting and informative, but I was dismayed to discover that Palestine is subsumed under Israel. The page "Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories" shows only the Israeli flag and quotes only the Israeli anthem. Why not a page each to Israel and to the Palestinian territories?
Jill Osman
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
But Palestine is subsumed under Israel and hiving off the occupied territories won't change that.

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