US textbook recalled for publication of maps deemed biased against Israel

By JTA
March 11, 2016 18:14

 
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McGraw-Hill Education, a major US textbook publisher, announced the recall and planned destruction of a political science book containing maps that are deemed inaccurate and anti-Israel.

The book, Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World, was taken off McGraw-Hill Education’s website and slated for recall and destruction in recent weeks following complaints about the maps, the news site insidehighered.com reported Tuesday.

The book features four maps of what is now Israel, Gaza and the West Bank and says that it shows “Palestinian loss of land” from 1946 to 2000, with which many historians and supporters of Israel strongly disagree. The critics of these maps argue that they distort key facts, such as Jewish ownership of land before Israel became a country in 1948. McGraw-Hill Education received complaints over the maps from advocates of Israel.


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