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Mizrachi criticised over missing West Bank on Land of Israel map

Yachad says that maps of Israel that do not show the Green Line ignores Palestinians

    The Orthodox Zionist movement Mizrachi UK has been criticised over an advert which shows a map of Israel without demarcating the borders of the West Bank.

    The ad is for Mizrachi’s musical Dreams of a Nation event, which is being staged in several London and regional venues and finally in Israel in June.

    But Yachad UK, which campaigns for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, said the featured map was “missing the Green Line that distinguishes between pre-1967 Israel and the occupied West Bank”. 

    The group said the image also failed to demarcate the Gaza Strip.

    “Maps that fail to include the Green Line undermine Israel’s own prospects,” a Yachad spokesman said, “and its future as a safe, secure and democratic national home for the Jewish people within universally recognised borders.

    “By removing the Green Line, this map erases Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and ignores the legitimate claims for a Palestinian state made by the millions of Palestinians living under that occupation.”

    But Rabbi Andrew Shaw, chief executive of Mizrachi, rejected any suggestion that the map had political significance. 

    He said: “Mizrachi UK is an apolitical educational movement whose core mission is not to take political stances

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