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U.A.E airline Etihad erases Israel from in-flight and online map

Excerpt from Die Welt

Dec 08, 2012 9:14 am

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Etihad hasn’t made a statement whether the omissions were intentional or an oversight since Etihad doesn’t fly to Israel.

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As one of 34 countries with no diplomatic relations with Israel, the United Arab Emirates does not even allow Israeli citizens entry. But now the UAE’s state-owned airline Etihad has taken a new route in denying recognition: erasing Israel from the world map, Germany’s daily Die Welt reports.

On the touchscreen maps for passengers on long-haul Etihad flights, all information about Israel is left out. Not just Tel Aviv, but even Jerusalem, also an important city for Muslims, gets no mention.

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