Remember the famous Palestinian/Israeli Maps?

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like someone did some arm twisting and blackmail behind the scenes.
    Israeli laws are now being enforced in other countries abroad. What happened to freedom of press in America? This is some major censorship taking place in America these days. Add that to the banning of protests and banning of boycotts on campuses in America and you are seeing something very unAmerican taking place which only takes place in communist countries or countries that are run under dictatorships. If you do not approve of boycotts,protests,books, or maps in your own country or state then that is fine but to do this in America and other countries should not be acceptable. People should speak out and complain.

    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/03/20/censoring-palestinian-maps/
     
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    Freedom of the press is illustrated by McGraw-Hill publishing what they wish to publish.
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with the maps but without the text explaining that the land changed hands due to hostilities between Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and others, they give the false impression that Israel simply kept gobbling up Palestinian territory.
    I can see why some would have a problem with that.
    It's all about context.
     
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    When Palestinians commit crimes they must be referred to as Terrorists but when Israelis commit crimes they must be referred to as Settlers of Jewish Extremists but one can not use the term extremists.

    Those that use other terms face behind the scenes arm twisting to retract their statements or like this case images of maps. Whether it be images of maps or choice of words used censorship is now being enforced upon Americans in America which is very unAmerican as our media in America should be free of foreign dictatorship. People in countries or states like those are often picked up from their homes and arrested for making posts online which are critical of their own government policies although they turn a blind eye towards criticisms of other governments which they view to be their enemies or not of their own concern.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journa...ine-corrects-depiction-palestinian-terrorist/
     
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    I read it. You called it censorship and a freedom of speech issue. I merely pointed out that a private entity like McGraw-Hill are free to make their own marketing decisions. So long as the government isn't forcing them to retract their maps it's not a censorship/FoS issue. Pro-Palestinians are free to lobby, boycott, or blog in protest of McGraw-Hill's decision as well. If their voices are loud enough then McGraw-Hill will put the maps back in.
     
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    All you need to know about the writer of that article is this bit:

    It is significant that the Zionist maps begin in 1967, a year of major Israeli expansion through conquest.
    There is some controversy as to whether Israel was justified in attacking Egypt at the start of the 6-Day War, but the author asserts his interpretation as if it's a fact. Makes me wonder how much of the outrage in the article is just anti-Semitism.
     
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    Israel attacked first; however, Nasser had been banging the war drums and threatening for months before. Israel decided to strike first.

    Incidentally, Israel has already returned over 90% of the land they took in 1967.
     
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    Is there a map that shows the 90% of what was taken in 1967? What about what has been taken since and continues to be taken?
     
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    A post-1967 occupation map compared to today's map shows that Israel returned the Sinai and Gaza.

    New Israeli settlements in the West Bank are controversial but it's still 1967 territory.
     

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