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Eyal Weizman writes about the area between the eastern Mediterranean coast and Jordan: ‘Against the geography of stable, static places, and the balance across linear and fixed sovereign borders, frontiers are deep, shifting, fragmented and elastic territories.“ (...) Distinctions between the ‚inside‘ and the ‚outside‘ cannot be clearly marked. In fact, the straighter, more geometrical and more abstract official colonial borders across the ‚New Worlds‘ tended to be, the more the territories of effective control were fragmented and dynamic and thus unchartable by any conventional mapping technique.“ The territory divided by Israel and Palestine is an experiment with this depth; a wide variety of barriers have created a highly complex patchwork of legal zones and interest spheres. Suggestions for a simple two-nation solution have long since seemed absurd. Geographically, frontiers run through the air, landscape and earth when streets reserved for Jewish residents lead over bridges and through tunnels in Palestine towns.
- Scarecrow tank dummy at the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, Golan.
- The border to the Gaza Strip, impenetrable without a special journalist permit, at the place where it meets the Mediterranean Sea. In the haze on the horizon: Gaza City.
- The wall between the Palestine towns of Jaljulya und Qalqilya. The aforementioned is Israeli territory. Before the wall‘s construction, there were only two kilometres along the communication road between the towns; today, there‘s a seven-kilometre detour and a checkpoint control for those travelling from one town to the next.
- Gate of a Jewish compound