This article helps give a real life example of why maps are so important, and how bias in a map can cause a lot of problems. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is one of the most complex and ongoing problems in the world today, and has been for many years before. The fact that a map could play such an important role in this conflict shows how maps permeate all aspects of life and can be used just about in any situation. The other thing that stood out to me is again the fact of how important it is to pay attention to detail. Since the original map in the peace talks was poorly done, it was offensive enough to actually have a negative affect on the peace talks. Much like a speech or contract in a peace talk, every aspect of the map must be carefully considered as to make sure it is getting across exactly what you are trying to say or present.