Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bluestar: Israel's Sacrifices for Peace

Bluestar is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering the next generation of Israel advocates and leaders. They disseminate free resources for campus and community activists and teach Israel education programs: Write On For Israel/San Francisco teen and adult programs as well as BlueStar Fellows, a program for college students.

Much thanks to them for creating a response to the ridiculous 4 part map that is ubiquitous at anti-Israel events. You know the one. The maps documenting "Palestinian loss of land" grace nearly every anti- Israel campaign. But a lie told a million times is still a lie.

From Bluestar: Don't be Fooled by Lies About Palestine

The Truth- Israel Gives Up Land for Peace

100% of the green and white areas are under British control.

• 86% of the land is public.
• 14% of the land is private.
(Jews own 33% of this private land, while Arabs own 67%)

100% of the green areas are under Jordanian and Egyptian control.

• Jews and Arabs continue to own private land in Israel (white area)
• Most land in Israel continues to be public.

1967: Israel offers 100% of:
• West Bank to Jordan
• Sinai and Gaza to Egypt
• Golan to Syria

1982: Israel gives up 100% of Sinai to Egypt for peace
1993: Israel gives up land to Palestinian Authority
1994: Israel gives up land to Jordan for peace
2005: Israel gives up 100% of Gaza to Palestinians
2008: Israel offers 95% of West Bank to Palestinians

Today: Arabs own more private land in Israel than Jews.
Most land continues to be public.

To download a copy visit Bluestar. To have this design as a postcard for your next pro-Israel event, Bluestar asks for a minimal donation of just $6 for 50 postcards, plus $2.95 shipping and handling. Please visit their donation page to order postcards.

For more information of the real history of the region visit Yaacov Lozowick's Ruminations

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