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Political Geography

     Geography is inherently political. No designation may be placed upon 
any land without some kind of political consequences. The thought that 
this might be done without offending someone is absurd. If we want to 
talk about what are now called Jews, let us call them Jews despite the 
fact that this refers to Judeans. If someone wants to be more specific 
than that let them use more specific terms. Call them the Jews of the 
Western Levant or the Jews that lived in what is now Israel. If we want 
to refer to the people of the territory, let us refer to the people and 
not the territory.

-David Jay Kaufman
Grad. Student at Duke University.