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Old 11-15-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Vegas
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Schoolbook erases Israel – and Palestine – from the map.



Yeah, I know – this comes from a rabid, anti-Muslim source that all of you will groan and call BS. But, CHECK OUT THE LINKS!!! And read the story @ Scholastic, world
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Scholastic apologized and is reissuing the book with the correct map.
They said Israel "got lost" in translation from an Italian book.

Seems to me they need to educate their people on geography and proofing.
How can someone "forget" a country ?

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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It's a big error, but I notice that you neglected to point out Scholastic's response to one of the commenters on the article:


I received the following back from Scholastic:
Thank you for your email. We passed along your comments but wanted to let you know the steps that are being taken in regards to the issue addressed in your email. Scholastic is stopping shipment on this title, revising the map, and going back to reprint. We regret the omission which was in the original version of the book published in Italy and was translated by our company for English language distribution.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
Investor Relations
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Interesting that no one picked up the incorrect northern border for Jordan, which makes me wonder if Lebanon was omitted too and ignored. There is a lot of physical geography wrong too. I have no idea what that northern lake is, but the Nile Delta goes all the way to the Suez Canal, but does not go that far east below Cairo (of course, Cairo is really in the wrong location too) nor does it extend west as far as the badly out of scale Lake Qaroun and Al Fayyum Lake.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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Scholastic apologized and is reissuing the book with the correct map.
They said Israel "got lost" in translation from an Italian book.

Seems to me they need to educate their people on geography and proofing.
How can someone "forget" a country ?

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We still laugh (wryly) here in Mississippi about the time that the Weather Channel repeatedly called us the "land mass between New Orleans and Mobile." If you can lose a state you don't want to acknowledge, why not a country?
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