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some more interesting infographics attempting to describe the underlying issues in the current mideast conflict.
(if you know of more relevant links, please add in the comments section)
[nytimes.com & slate.com]

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4 COMMENTS

Interesting diagram. It's notable that there is no directionality in the connections (i.e., "deep suspicion and hostility" between Israel and Saudi Arabia). Are all of these relationships perfectly symmetrical?

It seems to me to reflect the traditional brain-dead fatalist explanation of the conflict... "One side is just as bad as the other, blah blah" If the aim of the diagram is to educate, this flaw makes it ultimately misleading and probably propagandistic.

Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 9:22 AM
MH

Although I like the simplicity of the relationship and comparison chart of the N.Y. Times, it leaves me wondering the relationships really are in those proportions. There is nothing in the legend that helps me as a reader know what the populations represent. Is this an oversimplification symbols?

Tue 26 Sep 2006 at 12:05 PM
dp

I agree somewhat with mh & dp.
It says for instance "recipients of American military aid" and then there are some flags to indicate that fact. There is no mention of the fact that Israel receives an enormous amount of material and money. It would be nice if they also incorporated quantities.

Tue 03 Oct 2006 at 2:11 AM
joakim linden

Hey. The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
I am from Iran and also now teach English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "These systems promise consistent gains and to make the buyer rich and beat roulette consistently."

With best wishes :-), Ansley.

Thu 15 Jan 2009 at 10:49 AM
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