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Amman: A publisher has apologised for its “serious editorial error” after labelling Israel as “Occupied Palestine” in a textbook.
The map was included in Skills in English Writing: Level 1 as part of an exercise for a “Jordanian student at Greenhill College”.
The book was printed in 2003, but is still in use in some institutions, and the error has only just been spotted by a teacher.
“I teach English as a foreign language in a further education college in Nottingham, England,” Liz Wiseman told Israel Today.
“I came across the attached map and couldn’t believe my eyes!” Wiseman said that although she was not required to use the textbook, published by Garnet Education, it is “one of the more popular and mainstream English Language Teaching (ELT) textbooks”.
“This is far from an isolated incident, which is motivation for drawing attention to this particular case,” wrote Israel Today.