A leading publisher has pulled an atlas tailored for students in the Middle East that omits any references to Israel.
Facing international criticism, HarperCollins UK issued a statement this week apologizing for the book, published by the subsidiary Collins Bartholomew.
The Anti-Defamation League said in a statement Friday that it “welcomed HarperCollins’ swift apology.”
The Tablet, a London-based Catholic weekly, had reported that Collins Bartholomew was citing “local preferences” for leaving out Israel from the “Collins Primary Geography Atlas For The Middle East.”
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The book, which came out in June, was designed for English-speaking schools in the region.