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Monday, February 16, 2004

Can't get away from it

Even my daughter's homework brings me back to Israel

Helping my (fifth-grade) daughter with her geography homework, we were looking at maps online.
Lonely Planet's map includes the disputed territories in Israel:

. . . but Miriam-Webster is apparently betting on the Palestinians:

I don't like the looks of this one, with a big bite taken out. How encouraging it must look to the Arabs, like progress in the making, with barely 9 miles to the sea. . . .