Erasing Israel from the Map

The denial of Israel's right to exist by erasing it from maps is a regular component of Palestinian children's schoolbooks. In September 2011 the official PA map of "Palestine" featured the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag. In 2009 the British airline, BMI "removed Israel from the electronic maps displayed to passengers in some of its planes." This was done to avoid offending Muslim passengers. Israel "does not appear in maps on BMI flights between London and Tel Aviv, and Khefa, the pre-independence Arabic name for Haifa, appears on the maps." A spokesman explained that BMI makes "every effort to take passengers' sensitivities into account through an apolitical policy." In November 2012, activists with links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas came together for an American Muslims for Palestine's (AMP) Conference for Palestine in the U.S.: A Movement United. The AMP "home page depicts the conference logo-a map of Palestine made...(Read Full Article)

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