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Jordan 466-470


     The stamp marks the Arab Summit Conference held January 13-17, 1964, at which the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded to carry out the goal of eliminating Israel. The error on the map is not the omission of Israel. That is not an error but propaganda. The error is that the map does not show the Gulf of Aqabah or the Red Sea, but rather a land mass south of Israel or Palestine. And further, the southeastern border of Jordan (shaded in pink) with Saudi Arabia does not reflect the current border.
     Jordan and Saudi Arabia agreed to some boundary exchanges in 1965. I have not been able to find any details of these exchanges, but they may account for the difference in borders between the stamp, and current maps.


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