The first map (1946), approximately a year before Israel was created, shows that Jewish communities owned no more than 6% of historic Palestine and represented 30% of the population.
The second map spells out the United Nations partition plan of 1947, which awarded the Jewish community a state on 55% of the land alongside a much reduced Palestine even though Palestinians were the strong majority of the land’s inhabitants.
The third map (1948-1967) displays the armistice lines from the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. In this map Israel controls 78% of the land.
The fourth map is where we are today. In the 1967 war, Israel took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The Israeli occupation now in its 45th year - of the West Bank is being made permanent as Israel systematically takes more and more Palestinian land to accommodate Israel`s massive settlement project to establish irreversible “facts on the ground”. Over half a million Israeli settlers now live in the occupied West Bank. Under international law, it is illegal for Israel to move Israeli settlers into the occupied Palestinian territories. Israel is on the verge of annexing 60% of the West Bank.
|Official Name||State of Palestine|
|Population||4.17 million (2013)|
|Borders||Egypt, Israel and Jordan.|
|Currency||Jordanian dinar, Egyptian pound|
|Major Cities||Ramallah, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Khan Yunis, Jabalia|
In 2014, Palestine exported $920M and imported $4.54B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $3.62B. In 2014 the GDP of Palestine was $12.7B and its GDP per capita was $4.51k.
The top exports of Palestine are:
Building Stone ($165M), Other Furniture ($49.1M), Scrap Iron ($47.5M), Plastic Lids ($45.2M) and Textile Footwear ($38.5M).
The top export destinations of Palestine are:
Israel ($747M),Jordan ($87.4M), the United Arab Emirates ($13.8M), Saudi Arabia($11M) and Qatar ($8.75M).
Its top imports are:
Refined Petroleum ($958M), Petroleum Gas ($201M), Animal Food ($156M),Cars ($155M) and Cement ($140M).
The top import origins are:
Israel ($2.93B), Turkey ($252M), China ($208M), Jordan ($143M) and Egypt ($101M).
[22nd December 2017]
The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital. [Details...]
Voted "Yes" to the resolution: 128
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Voted "No" to the resolution: 9
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[19th December 2017]
The United Nations Security Council on Monday failed to adopt the draft resolution that reflects regret among the body's members about "recent decisions regarding the status of Jerusalem," with a negative vote by the United States. [Details...]
Dome of the Rock
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN
Address: The American University of Afghanistan, PO. Box 458, Central Post Office, Kabul, Afghanistan
Address: Balkh University, Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
Address: Bamyan Unversity, Bamyan, Afghanistan
BAYAZID ROSHAN UNIVERSITY OF NANGARHAR
Address: University of Nangarhar, Jalalabad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan
Address: Heart University, Herat, Afghanistan
Address: Kabul University, Jamal Mina, Aliabad, Kabul, Afghanistan
Address: Kandahar University, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Address: Kardan University, 2nd Street, Ansari Square toward Kolola Poshta, Kabul, Afghanistan
KHOST UNIVERSITY (SHAIKH ZAYED UNIVERSITY)
Address: Khost University, Khost, Afghanistan
Address: Nangarhar University, Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Address: Parwan University, Charikar, Parwan, Afghanistan
POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KABUL
Address: Polytechnical University of Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
Address: Kolola Poshta, Traffic Intersection, Kabul Afghanistan
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