Palestinian Authority textbooks are notorious for leaving Israel off maps of the Middle East, or labeling it “Palestine.” Occasionally, such deliberate errors make their way into American texts as well. The latest example is an archaeology-themed children’s book, Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt, from educational publisher Scholastic, Inc., in which Israel is replaced by Jordan in a map of the Middle East.
The book was originally published in Italy, and then translated into English, which may partly account for the error. However, readers of the popular “Thea Sisters” series will not know that–they will simply absorb the error. The company told the Times of Israel’s Elhanan Miller that it will cease shipments of the book until it has corrected the error and issued a new printing of the book with Israel properly identified.
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