October 14, 2003

Where's Israel?

Well, I originally thought that this was overblown. But on a closer look, the State Department leaving Israel (and only Israel) off of a map of Saudi Arabia could only be intentional. (Found at Winds of Change.NET)

Maybe this is being diplomatic, but it sure seems like kissing ass.

Posted by richard at October 14, 2003 10:24 AM

What does it imply that Saudia Arabia isn't labeled either?

Posted by: Michael Weiksner at October 17, 2003 10:47 AM

Well, I'd argue that since it's a map of Saudi Arabia and is labelled as such above the map, it was probably left off to make room for the names of cities, like Riyadh, Jiddah, etc.

Lebanon, Qatar, and Bahrain all make the grade despite their size.

Posted by: richard at October 18, 2003 05:12 PM