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  • Israel on an indexed, double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from ITMB, with the southern part of the country shown at the same scale of 1:225,000 as the north. The map includes an enlargement for the environs of Jerusalem, plus a street plan of the city. Bold altitude colouring shows the topography, with graphics for deserts, forests, salt lakes, and national parks or protected areas. Road network indicates names of selected crossroads, providing information very useful when driving in Israel. Locations of petrol stations are marked and distances are shown on main routes. Railway lines are included and local airports are marked. Symbols highlight various places of interest, including religious and archaeological sites, beaches and diving sites, etc. Also indicated are towns with tourist accommodation and locations of youth hostels. All place names are in Latin alphabet only, some with alternative transliterations. The map has a latitude and longitude grid at intervals of 10’. Each side of the map has a separate index. 

Please note: boundaries of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are marked, but without the map showing areas under Palestinian or joint control, or the course of the separation barrier. On the Golan Heights only the current boundary is shown, without the UNDOF zone. 

Also provided are: an enlargement presenting in greater detail the environs of Jerusalem, including access to Bethlehem, Ramallah, Jericho and the Dead Sea, with the Separation Wall and crossing points clearly marked (the map was published in January 2014); plus a nice, clear street plan of Jerusalem’s central districts including the Old City, Mount Zion and the Mount of Olives sites (no Israel Museum or Yad Vashem). The plan highlights important sights and selected hotels.
  • Israel on an indexed, double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from ITMB, with the southern part of the country shown at the same scale of 1:225,000 as the north. The map includes an enlargement for the environs of Jerusalem, plus a street plan of the city. Bold altitude colouring shows the topography, with graphics for deserts, forests, salt lakes, and national parks or protected areas. Road network indicates names of selected crossroads, providing information very useful when driving in Israel. Locations of petrol stations are marked and distances are shown on main routes. Railway lines are included and local airports are marked. Symbols highlight various places of interest, including religious and archaeological sites, beaches and diving sites, etc. Also indicated are towns with tourist accommodation and locations of youth hostels. All place names are in Latin alphabet only, some with alternative transliterations. The map has a latitude and longitude grid at intervals of 10’. Each side of the map has a separate index. 

Please note: boundaries of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are marked, but without the map showing areas under Palestinian or joint control, or the course of the separation barrier. On the Golan Heights only the current boundary is shown, without the UNDOF zone. 

Also provided are: an enlargement presenting in greater detail the environs of Jerusalem, including access to Bethlehem, Ramallah, Jericho and the Dead Sea, with the Separation Wall and crossing points clearly marked (the map was published in January 2014); plus a nice, clear street plan of Jerusalem’s central districts including the Old City, Mount Zion and the Mount of Olives sites (no Israel Museum or Yad Vashem). The plan highlights important sights and selected hotels.
  • Israel Palestine itmb Travel Map
ITMB
$12.95
SKU:
IT415268
Weight:
0.20 KGS

 Product Description

Our map stood up quite well to the rigours of travel. This is a very accurate and timely map of a part of the world that is a rock of stability in a region mired in turmoil. Yes, Israel has its problems, and of course life would be simpler if the on-going war in next-door Syria weren’t so disrupting, but that’s politics and this is travel. By the nature of physical reality, it is impossible to have a map of Israel that excludes Palestinian-controlled areas, but the focus of this map is to include both Israeli-controlled ‘Palestinian’ areas (almost 20% of the population of Israel is Arabic) and to show the entire region to advantage. Mapping Israel is a bit like walking on eggs; one has to be careful not to offend, and we hope that this map is as non-political as any map can be in the minefield of Middle Eastern politics. Circa today, my own ‘feel’ for the country is that it is stable, it is prosperous, it is developing, and it is well-worth visiting. The Palestinian-controlled areas are sensitive, and Gaza is off-limits, but all sides appear to be trying hard not to provoke incidents that would be disruptive. Given the situation in Syria and to a lesser extent Lebanon and the risks faced by Jordan, Israel appears open, welcoming, and sensible. It has a well-developed infrastructure, including a marvelous car rental industry, tons of restaurants, historic sites everywhere, excellent accommodations, and a climate that would be the envy of most countries. 

The name Palestine is used in this map to indicate the general geographic area occupied by both the State of Israel and the Palestinian-controlled territories without trying to be judgmental or overly political. The borders of Israeli-controlled areas are, for example, quite controversial, and we have made no attempt to show the exact areas of control, nor do we show the security wall separating Israeli-controlled and Palestinian-controlled areas. In the context of mapping, Palestine is a geographic area that encompasses all the people living in this area at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean. It is difficult to imagine a realistic border that could create a viable separate country called Palestine, but it is also difficult to imagine two very different societies living together in one country peacefully. How to resolve such a situation is the world of politics and mapping will follow; for now, realistically, one cannot create a map showing anything more than reality on the ground. There are areas of Arabic (Palestinian) dominance and areas of Israeli dominated land. These areas are subject to change in political governance, but not in physical reality. Bethlehem remains Bethlehem regardless, and the Dome on the Rock remains one of the most beautiful mosques anywhere. Such is Palestine. Go, see for yourself, enjoy, listen, and don’t be judgmental. The people living in this part of the world have to find a way forward; what we can do is try to understand.

Map size: 27*39” 

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