HarperCollins has apologized for omitting Israel on a map.
The publisher designed an atlas for children in the Middle East but the Western Asian nation was not included due to less-than-convincing reasons.
HarperCollins subsidiary Collins Bartholomew said the atlas was catering to “local preferences” and including Israel would’ve been “unacceptable” to Gulf customers.
An apology was issued by HarperCollins, saying it regrets omitting Israel from the atlas.”This product has now been removed from sale in all territories and all remaining stock will be pulped,” wrote the publisher via Facebook.
The Washington Post notes that HarperCollins isn’t the only publisher to omit Isreal.
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