Anti-Defamation Commission slams publisher

January 1, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has lashed out at publisher Harper Collins for producing a special edition of its Collins Bartholomew Atlas for sale in the Arabian Gulf…the atlas omits Israel.

The offending page

The offending page

The chairman of the ADC Dr Dvir Abramovich told J-Wire: “Deleting Israel from a map of the world is not the way to promote co-existence and peace between Israel and its neighbours. The argument from Collins Bartholomew that including Israel would have been unacceptable to its clients in the Gulf only reinforces and give credence to the inexcusable belief in some countries that

Dvir Abramowich

Dvir Abramowich

Israel is an illegitimate entity and will embolden those who wish to teach the next generation that Israel does not have a right to exist. We call on Harper Collins to rectify this situation and to ensure that this offensive edition is immediately removed and that in the new edition Israel is rightfully reinstated.”

A spokesperson for HarpersCollins claimed it had been a mistake. But the publisher previously told media that “including Israel would have been unacceptable to their customers in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding region and that they were merely complying with “local preferences”.

In a contrasting statement, the publisher has told media that the atlas omitting Israel had been withdrawn from sale and all existing stock had been pulped.”



One Response to “Anti-Defamation Commission slams publisher”
  1. Harry freedman says:

    We’re it not for the criticism, the lie published by Harper Collins would have continued
    The companies explanation is without merit, it obviously was not a mistake but rather,deliberate. They simply seek to minimize the damage
    I for one, will avoid buying a Harper Collins publication for a long time

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