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Monday, October 18, 2010

Yesha Council produces 3-dimensional topographical map

The Yesha Council - the council of the Jewish communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, has produced a three-dimensional topographical map (currently only in Hebrew, but will be available in English), which shows the danger to all Israel of having a 'Palestinian state' in Judea and Samaria.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the feeling at the Yesha Council is that a 3-D map is worth a million words – and can explain with a glance how Judea and Samaria tower above the Gush Dan (Tel Aviv) area of Israel, in which live millions of Israelis.

Similarly, the Golan Heights are clearly shown towering above the Galilee, just as the mountains of Jordan stand much higher than the Jordan Valley. The surrounding of Jerusalem on three sides by PA-controlled areas is also plainly depicted.

The map is being or will be disseminated by mail, in schools, and elsewhere, and a Powerpoint presentation is in the works as well.

Yesha Council Director-General Naftali Bennet says, “The map is designed to make clear to the citizens of greater Tel Aviv that Judea and Samaria is not far away, but rather overlooks their back yards. Most of the population is unaware of this, because maps are generally two-dimensional. Residents of Kfar Saba and Raanana might not be happy to find themselves literally under the thumb of a State of Palestine, and it’s time they knew of this danger.”
The back of the map has 11 important facts about Yesha. Among them are the following:
# The mountains of Judea and Samaria are the central mountain range of the Land of Israel, running 140 kilometers from the Jezreel Valley in the north to the Arad Valley in the Negev.

# The width of the Judea and Samaria mountains is 55 kilometers, and the width of Israel’s coastal plane near Tel Aviv is only 16 kilometers.

# Yesha’s main north-south route, Highway 60, is also the national watershed line, and runs mostly along the same route taken by the Patriarchs in the Bible.

# The mountain aquifer, which supplies half of Israel’s water, is in Judea and Samaria.
Let's hope this map comes out in English real soon and gets disseminated virally.


At 12:02 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Yay! Bookmarked it. I know some people to send the link to...


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