View: What Al-Jazeera calls the 'Napkin maps'

Two Palestinian renderings of maps with land swap proposals shown to Abbas by Olmert during peace negotiations in mid-2008.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
January 24, 2011 16:05
What Al-Jazeera calls 'the Napkin map'

Olmert's napkin map 1. (photo credit: Al Jazeera)

Al-Jazeera's 'Napkin map'

The picture above is a Palestinian rendering, based on a sketch made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on a napkin, of a map with land swap proposals shown to Abbas by then-prime minister Ehud Olmert in mid-2008.

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"Abbas was not allowed to keep the map," Al Jazeera reported, so Abbas sketched it by hand. Noted al Jazeera: It shows Israel retaining ‘all of its major West Bank settlements - Ma'aleh Adumim, Ariel, Kedumim and others -none of which were included in the Palestinian offers."

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Below, a second 'Napkin map,' showing what Al Jazeera said were the Olmert "proposed swaps in the Jerusalem area."

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