CNN erases West Bank and Gaza Strip

CNN show GPS, hosted by Fareed Zakaria, displayed a map on 5 December which omitted any delineation of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The segment was an interview with Vali Nasr about Iran’s moves to accelerate its enrichment of uranium. Iran began taking these steps in response to Washington’s pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposition of new sanctions on Tehran.

The New York Times made a similar mistake in February 2018 when its map omitted the West Bank, but corrected the error following an inquiry and article from The Electronic Intifada.

No such correction has been forthcoming from CNN or GPS, which raises the prospect that CNN’s cartographers do not recognize the reality of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.