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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


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This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.

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sriddle geo's curator insight, July 17, 2014 8:48 PM

Found this article and the videos to be very interesting after the conversation we had earlier in the week in class.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:00 PM

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Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:37 PM

This video explains why defined borders are an important part of any potential solution for the conflict, and why it is such a complex issue. While agreeing on a border that benefits both seems like it should be an easy task, the realities on the ground and actions from both sides make it anything but easy. 

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Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China's territorial ambitions in the maritime region.
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Unit 1/3 - Toponyms; Unit 4 - Exclusive Economic Zones, Laws of the Sea, Sovereignty
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Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found

Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York City, and the borough of Queens has more than anywhere else, according to the Endangered Language Alliance.
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Prince Harry praises teacher 'compassion' - BBC News

Prince Harry praises teacher 'compassion' - BBC News | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The best teachers go beyond academic lessons to pass on lessons in compassion, says Prince Harry.
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How to make awesome interactive map using Google Sheets in under 1 minute? - Geoawesomeness

How to make awesome interactive map using Google Sheets in under 1 minute? - Geoawesomeness | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard From time to time you need to very quickly make a choropleth map based on a spreadsheet. There are a lot of different ways to do it but most of them require registering in one of the mapping services, having Excel plugin or a GIS software installed. …
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Why Where You Live Matters

Why Where You Live Matters | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
When you woke up this morning, were you in a house, an apartment, or a condo? Look around you. What kinds of buildings do you see? Skyscrapers, mid-rise office parks, strip malls, tracts of suburban homes, fields or water? When you went to work, did you drive, bike, take a train, or walk? When you go to buy food, how far do you go, and how do you get there? Where do you go to get a drink?
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RIP: Hans Rosling, a guru of population demography, has passed away

RIP: Hans Rosling, a guru of population demography, has passed away | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago.
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5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa

5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
These thought-provoking TED talks will change the way you think about Africa in one hour. From the dangers of stereotyped perceptions of the continent, to entrepreneurship and business, to health and education, these 5 inspiring speakers have got you covered. Check them out!
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Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri - Geoawesomeness

Five GIS Trends Changing the World according to Jack Dangermond, President of Esri - Geoawesomeness | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard Maps are a simple and efficient way to understand and communicate rapidly. Looking at a spreadsheet, we see rows and columns of data. Using charts and graphs, that data can be seen as a pattern. But when that same data is presented on a map, …
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Why do we put 'The' in front of Gambia?, PM - BBC Radio 4

Why do we put 'The' in front of Gambia?, PM - BBC Radio 4 | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A language expert explains why the African country is called The Gambia and not Gambia
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Grow your own clothes

Grow your own clothes | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing.
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India's Farmers, Dried Out and Displaced

Severe droughts across India have affected about 330 million people, roughly a quarter of the country’s population.
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India's Slave Brides

India's Slave Brides | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
101 East investigates how every year, tens of thousands of girls and women in India are trafficked into slave marriages.
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Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it

The USA was small. Europe too had suddenly shrunk. Africa and South America appeared narrower but also much larger than usual. And what had happened to Alaska?

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The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic

The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Bangkok has the worst rush hour traffic in the world, followed by Mexico City, according to GPS manufacturer TomTom.
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Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found

Queens has more languages than anywhere in the world — here's where they're found | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York City, and the borough of Queens has more than anywhere else, according to the Endangered Language Alliance.
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Introducing i‐Docs to geography: exploring interactive documentary's nonlinear imaginaries

This paper introduces interactive documentaries, or i‐Docs, to geography through an analysis of one i‐Doc, Gaza Sderot. I‐Docs are an increasingly popular documentary form. Broadly defined b
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In Memory of Hans Rosling, population demography guru...the BEST TEDTalks you’ve ever seen

In Memory of Hans Rosling, population demography guru...the BEST TEDTalks you’ve ever seen | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
In memory of a great man and the numbers he loved.
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Vox - Making accurate maps is mathematically impossible. | Facebook

Vox - Making accurate maps is mathematically impossible. | Facebook | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Making accurate maps is mathematically impossible.
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Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness

Top 20 most inspiring TED videos about maps and geography - Geoawesomeness | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an amazing initiative that organizes events where inspiring people share their inspiring research, work and ideas. For the upcoming holidays we’ve rounded up 20 of the most inspirational and interesting TED talks about maps and geography out there. No matthew if …
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A father remembers when Korea was one country. His son dreams of seeing the same someday.

A father remembers when Korea was one country. His son dreams of seeing the same someday. | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The Kang family lived through centuries of Korean unity. Today, they can’t go home.
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Dollar Street--from Gapminder

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New from the people who brought you Gapminder


See how people really live!

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The Opening of the North Korean Mind

With its expanding nuclear arsenal and penchant for provocation, North Korea is sure to remain a potential source of regional (and even global) instability for a long time to come no matter what outsiders do.
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Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court

Brexit tensions play out on steps of UK Supreme Court | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Rival protesters trade barbs as country's judges listen to government's case on triggering move to leave EU.
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How China and Japan See Each Other

Over the past century the politics of East Asia have been influenced more profoundly by the Sino-Japanese relationship than by any other single factor.
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