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Assignment 3

Joora Baek, From The Swiss Cheese Map reflection

It was interesting that maps can be used as a method of political propaganda. In the article, From The Swiss Cheese Map, I could learn how Israel and Palestine argue for their rights for the lands. On the various versions of maps that came from same ar…

Motro Reflection

Politics and religion aside, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been a war of geography. This is something that I never really considered until now and indeed, the dispute stems from a lack of agreement on both ends on where Israel ends and Pa…

Motro Reflection

Shari Motro’s article “Lessons from a Swiss Cheese Map” was quite interesting and thought provoking. I thought that Motro did a great job at making the article accessible to people who know very little about the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, l…

Motro Article

Until I had read this article, I had always thought of maps being used in history books and other literature to demarcate important events. The wide breadth of map use is fascinating to me as I continue to learn the many applications of them. The milit…

Motro Reflection

There is a ton to learn about maps and the weight that they carry, especially in military negotiation. I never imagined that a map could create so much tension and elongate a negotiation as it was described by Motro. Before reading this article, I assu…

Swiss Cheese Map Reflection

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 year…

Swiss Cheese Map

The Motro article helped open my eyes to show how important every detail is when making maps. The colors used, thickness of the border, and placenames can have a strong impact on territorial issues. The Oslo map lead to further conflicts between Pales…

Swiss Cheese Map

One of the most surprising aspects of the Swiss Cheese Map article was how important every single tiny detail on a map is.  Prior to this course, I never realized how influential maps can be, and that they can affect the outcome of necessary peace tal…

Swiss Cheese Map Article Reflection

I really enjoyed reading this article by one of Richmond’s own professors. The first page or so was difficult to comb through since I have no background knowledge on the Oslo II peace talks or about this area of Israel. However, once Motro starti…

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