In what will shortly be turned into a conspiracy theory by the darker elements of the body politic, a poster on the Tube advertising holidays in Israel featured a map with nary a sign of Palestine. The map, which showed an Israel composed of its current territory, plus the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and Syria's Golan Heights, prompted hundreds of complaints. What the Israeli toursim ministry described as a "mistake" has already come under severe criticism: the Syrian embassy has launched a protest, while a spokesperson for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign bloviated about the "disingenuous attempt to remove the Palestinians from the public mind". While an egregious error on the Israelis' part, it should be remembered that Israel itself is under threat of "being wiped off the map" for real, by the irredentist leader of a country just a few warheads away from being a nuclear power.
Palestinian Territories Squeezed From Map On Tube
Last Updated 22 May 2009