Saturday, March 27, 2010

Here is a map from the NYT's today. The "green line" is shown. The wall is the light dotted line. I'm not sure what this wall is called. It is 436 miles long. The Israeli's call it "separation fence", "security fence" or "anti-terrorist fence", "seam zone"

The Palestinians call it the racial segregation wall, or the "Apartheid Wall."

The International Court of Justice calls it "wall"

The BBC's style guide for journalists states "The BBC uses the terms barrier, separation barrier or West Bank barrier as acceptable generic descriptions to avoid the political connotations of "security fence" (preferred by the Israeli government) or "apartheid wall" (preferred by the Palestinians)."

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