This site was archived on Aug. 3, 2021. The two-state solution is no longer the most popular solution among the jurisdictions involved. A reconsideration of the topic is possible in the future.
41 MAPS COVERING 5,000+ YEARS OF HISTORY
View 41 maps identifying the peoples and powers that inhabited and controlled the land of Israel/Palestine during the last 5,000+ years. Most maps can be viewed from three different satellite vantage points determined by a 175, 350 and 700 mile radius extending from Jerusalem.
The Middle East from Egypt to Afghanistan and from Russia to Ethiopia.
The 22 countries of the Arab League and the year of their admittance.
THE BRITISH MANDATE (1920-1948)
Contrasts the borders of British Mandate Palestine before and after the creation of Transjordan (present-day Jordan).
The Gaza Strip is the result of the 1949 armistice lines drawn between Egypt and Israel following the first Arab-Israeli War. The final status of the Gaza Strip is to be determined through Israeli / Palestinian negotiations.
The Golan Heights as occupied by Israel after the War of 1967 with the United Nations Disengagement of Forces (UNDOF) Zone established in 1974.
Israel as a result of the 1949 armistice lines following the first Arab-Israeli War. In addition, the map shows the Golan Heights (occupied by Israel in 1967) and the UNDOF (United Nations Disengagement of Forces) Zone established in 1974.
The width of the state of Israel (in miles) within the borders held between 1949 and 1967.
ISRAEL’S WALL / FENCE
(as of June 2004)
The route of the Israeli wall/fence in relation to the “green line” (1949 armistice lines).
(as of 1967)
Jerusalem under Israeli rule after the Israelis captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the War of 1967.
Shows the whole of Lebanon (which gained its independence in 1943) and the cities of Tyre, Sidon, Beirut and Tripoli. In addition, the map indicates the UNIFIL security zone established in 1978.
Shows United Nations involvement in both Southern Lebanon (1978-present day) and the Golan Heights (1974-present day).
PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS
(as of 2003)
The location of all Palestinian refugee camps: in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
The first “two state solution” proposed by the British. It was accepted in principle by the Jews but rejected by the Arabs.
The Sinai Peninsula following the Israeli withdrawal (1982), after which, the central government (Egypt) divided the peninsula into two governorates: Al Arish (to the north), and At Tur (to the South).
The French, British, and Russian planned division of the Ottoman Middle East.
The West Bank as a result of the 1949 armistice lines drawn between Jordan and Israel at the end of the first Arab-Israeli War. The final status of the West Bank is to be determined by Israeli/Palestinian negotiations.
WEST BANK ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
(as of 2000)
The Administrative Divisions (Palestinian, Israeli and shared divisions) of the West Bank as of 2000.