Category: Israel

Israel, Palestine, Google Earth, and censorship

In many ways, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is about geography. It is about who lives where, who controls what territory, and what legal rights each group has within these various territories. Without an …

Obama Does Israel

Geography is about the “where” of things. As a geographer, I know that that where places are matters and where things happen matters. I also know – in large part from my own experience – …

Tensions in Jerusalem

There was a heavy police presence in Jerusalem on the fifth day of my recent visit to the city. I first saw evidence of this from the windows of my tour bus as we passed …

A ride on Bus 106

If you want to get some idea of the complex political geography of the Israeli occupied territories, consider taking a ride on bus no. 106 from Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station. For a fare of 16.30 …