Back in the 80s I remember Yasser Arafat standing up in the UN with a picture of an Israeli 10 Agorot coin, claiming that it was a map of Greater Israel and was proof that Israel was planning to wipe "Palestine" off the Map.The claim was ridiculous for several reasons - the image on the map was based on the remains of an ancient coin, and didn't really resemble a map of anything - if you were trying to impose a map over the shape of the coin, it would be a very strange map as Yes it would include parts of Jordan, but did not include the Galilee...
What made the claim even more ridiculous was that while Arafat was speaking is his military uniform (complete with gun), on his sleeve was a clear map of 'Palestine" which clearly wiped Israel off the map, yet none of the World leaders in the UN though it polite to point this out.
Fast forward 20 years, recently the Palestine Solidarity Campaign proudly proclaimed victory for getting the London Underground to remove a poster promoting tourism to Israel for including a map which only faintly marked the 1949 armistice line (look carefully at the map, the “Green Line” is clearly marked in white. Photo courtesy of Greens Engage)In spite of the fact that the Green Line is clearly marked on the map, and tourism to Israel would benefit both Jews and Arabs living here, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign were proud of their victory.
almost every Palestinian organization
Memo to PM Netanyahu: Now that Israel has recognized the rights of the Palestinians to a state, lets stop ALL negotiations until they do exactly the same and redesign their logos to include a map that acknowledges that there is a Jewish State in the area.