Palestine’s West Bank Archipelago

Palestinians have been living in their native Palestine for 2,000 years now. The olive tree symbolizes roots, endurance, a culture long lived and fruitful, but they are more than a symbol. The same olive trees nurtured by ancestral families for a thousand years — a single tree can live that long — have been uprooted by the current occupying entity, often at a whim, by the thousand. Ancestral homes are also demolished by the thousand.

The house key is a symbol for Nakba. Lock the door, put the key in your pocket, unlock the door upon your return. Have you ever done that?


“As the Palestinian people (currently number almost 10 million) were being DISPOSSESSED and ETHNICALLY CLEANSED out of their homes and farms, European Jews (mostly fleeing anti-Semitic Europe) were taking possession of their homes, farms, and businesses. It is worth noting that up to 25% of all Palestinian refugees were PUSHED into the sea. Ironically, often Jews “claim” that Arabs are plotting to “push” Israeli Jews into the sea,  click here to learn more.”

Palestine Remembered


You have probably seen a graphical display on how quickly Palestinians have been displaced since 1947. Impactful, is it not? Julien Bousac has published a geographical depiction of the phenomenon that shows fractured and isolated neighborhoods in another powerful way. Discontinuities separate islands, shaded according to remaining population — a result of settler-colonial occupation that continues unabated to this day.


Thanks for reading.

Author: Bill Ziegler

I am a former resident of Delhi Township. These are memories of my life and times in that community during the 1950s and 1960s. A time capsule.

6 thoughts on “Palestine’s West Bank Archipelago”

      1. Bill, god revealed to me that he is giving your house—It was very real as he appeared to me in a dream. If I get enough people to believe me, you better be ready to fight or get the hell out!

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        1. Thanks for the heads-up, Jim. A dream is indeed all a prophet wannabe needs to bring about a nightmare for those who would deny the power of such a dream. Making a legal living during a dream state worked for Edgar Cayce, didn’t it? A former in-law once lived in the Cayce capital city, Virginia Beach. Unless I terribly mistake myself, he also had a dream similar to yours, thereby doubling the odds against me. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Henry. Maps like Bousac’s are rare, I plan to delve further into his work. Poignant is exactly the word, I’m so glad that it affected you so. Hopefully, you are not attacked for expressing a reaction that might offend a reactionary.
      as-salāmu ʿalaykum ‏


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