Israel Wiped Off The Map In Children’s Book

scholastic book map without israel

Map of the Middle East published in the book “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” notably omitting the state of Israel

As it has throughout virtually all of its existence, the nation of Israel continues to face countless enemies dedicated to wiping it off of the map. Symbolically, many anti-Israel groups have done just that by creating maps that show Palestine or some other inaccurate name in its place.

Among the latest to scrub God’s chosen nation from a publication is leading children’s book publisher Scholastic. According to recent reports, one book in a series translated by the publishing giant clearly shows a map of the Middle East featuring an enlarged Jordan eclipsing Israeli territory.

The book, “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” was originally printed in Italian as part of the Geronimo Stilton series of adventure stories for kids. Scholastic published the book, which chronicles the exploits of journalists looking for Egyptian treasure, in 2012.

One mother in Jerusalem was outraged to discover her home country missing as she read the book to her young son.

“I wanted to show my son where we lived in the Middle East,” Adina Golombek explained, “but it didn’t say Israel on the map. Instead it said Jordan.”

Though upset by the omission, she did not let it hinder her effort to share Israel’s heritage with her child.

“I showed him the problem and drew in the border of where Israel is today,” she explained.

While Golombek was thankfully proactive and addressed the issue with her son, too many people let this and other slights toward Israel pass without a second thought.

Unfortunately, this children’s book is just the latest in a long line of efforts to erase Israel. When asked about the issue, an official at Scholastic was less than forthcoming.

Kyle Good explained that he is “waiting for a response from the editorial team regarding the timing of reprints and whether this will be corrected.”

Israel is no stranger to outside threats; however, this ongoing passive approach might cause even greater damage than a military strike. As more people see maps without the nation listed, many will likely associate Israel with some level of illegitimacy.

This would only pave the way for Palestine – which actually is an illegitimate nation – to further pursue its goal of overtaking the Jewish state.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. muslims have wanted to do away with Israel for years. Maybe they figure if they print maps without it there, it will magically come true.
    Israel will not be ignored.

  2. Evermyrtle says:

    The socialist tactics only last for a little while, but the children are being led to the slaughter as they are being led into the dens of Islamist where one, very seldom escapes. THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY IS THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, THEY CANNOT WIPE HIM OUT AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO, OR AS MUCH AS THEY TRY TO. .

  3. David Mumme says:

    This is no printing error. This is an outrage! The Anti-Israel world bias takes a nefarious and proven tactic: Don't strike overtly, try and undermine a little at a time, and go for the youth. This was Hitler's method, this was Marxist method. Scholastic should be ashamed. I hope this story will become a head-liner and Scholastic's owners will suffer loss. Israel is a legitimate nation with a higher claim to its territory than any other on earth.

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    All of the raghead countries want Israel to be wiped off the map and the worst part is that our president Obutthole wishes the same thing.He got Lurch Kerry the american coward over there trying to appease Iran and screw the Jews of Israel.These were not mistakes in the printing of this map they considered this as the future map.

  5. Scholastic is another liberal publication. It has been filled with propaganda, and indoctrinating kids for years. Too bad it is used in so many schools with no balance.

  6. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Since Scholastic has been resistant to adding the Country of Israel, maybe the parents ought to send in their opinions.
    In all fairness, Scholastic will correct errors when brought to their attention. I had them correct one of their pages about the Supreme Court.
    They were stating that the Supreme Court had the power to rule on Constitutionality. When I wrote and told them that was incorrect, that the Supreme Court does not officially have the power they just assumed them, they corrected it.
    I wrote them and explained that they had untruthful information in their teaching supplies. I then challenged them that if they feel I am wrong, please supply the evidence to support what they are teaching.
    I loved the meekness of the letter they wrote.

    If people want the book corrected, we need the name of the book and the page the map is on, and all write Scholastic about it. They will correct it.
    Time we take the offense instead of the defense.

  7. Evermyrtle says:

    Children are not taught what we were taught "Love the neighbor as thyself," but wipt themoff of the map. I wonder if the are taught what this means and the means of "wiping some off of the map."

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