Their branch in Europe, a continent known for its less-than-enthusiastic response to Israel’s existence, apparently forgot to include the Jewish state on maps of the Middle East. Oops.
HarperCollins regrets the omission of the name Israel from their Collins Middle East Atlas. This product has now been removed from sale in all territories and all remaining stock will be pulped. HarperCollins sincerely apologises for this omission and for any offence caused.
Yeah, I’d love to hear how the publisher accidentally forgot to include on its maps a major country, a player in a globally-involved dispute. And the country just happens to be the one that antisemites, Islamists, extremists on both sides of the spectrum, and many “hip” “intellectuals” refuse to acknowledge has a right to exist.