Monday, February 07, 2005

Where's Israel?

It is an unfortunate yet common practice in Arab countries to omit Israel from maps. This map on an official government web site is typical:

Note how the map finds room to print the names of Lebanon and Eritrea, but not Israel.

One notable characteristic differentiates this map from others of its ilk: It appears on an official US government site.

(Hat tip to a Dinocrat post which poses the question, "why isn’t Saudi Arabia in the Axis of Evil?")

Update: It has been pointed out that other US government sites--indeed other DOE sites--acknowledge the existence of Israel. Should this not go without saying?