Israel wiped off map in UN event

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 |    

In an official United Nations event, a map showed the nation of Israel with the name Palestine. The map of Israel—a member nation of the UN—was displayed at a UN event to mark solidarity with the Palestinians. During preparations for the event, the flags of the UN and the Palestinian territories were placed on the central stage, and a map depicting the territory of Israel was hung on the wall behind it. However, the map was titled Palestine instead of Israel, and all Israeli communities have been erased from it. Secretary General Kofi Annan, who spoke at the event and said he did not notice the altered map, called the incident “regretful.”

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