who’s land is it? / 誰の土地?

February 19, 2011

1957 Egypt
‘Gaza, part of Arab nation’

It is a fact that stamps which feature maps have been used for political messages.  And this one reminds us that it was not long ago when Egypt was claiming this land as theirs.  Still now, they have the control over the South end of the Gaza strip around the Rafah area.

好みのものが多いので地図の切手はよく手にしますが、詳細を見るとその国のその時の国策が色濃く反映されていて、知らなかった歴史を学ぶ事になります。この切手も、最近失脚したムバラク大統領があまり前面に出さなかったガザ地区を巡るイスラエルとの確執が、1950年代には国内外に知らされていたことがうかがえます。

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