Tuesday Map: Newsweek’s Israel-Palestine fail

To accompany Fareed Zakaria’s cover story on “learning to live with radical Islam,” Newsweek created an interactive map showing the state of religious freedom throughout the world. Unfortunately they made one tiny little error in the last part of the world where you want to do this kind of thing: The map shown is, of ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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To accompany Fareed Zakaria's cover story on "learning to live with radical Islam," Newsweek created an interactive map showing the state of religious freedom throughout the world. Unfortunately they made one tiny little error in the last part of the world where you want to do this kind of thing:

To accompany Fareed Zakaria’s cover story on “learning to live with radical Islam,” Newsweek created an interactive map showing the state of religious freedom throughout the world. Unfortunately they made one tiny little error in the last part of the world where you want to do this kind of thing:

The map shown is, of course, not the Palestinian Territories, but Israel.

Newsweek quietly corrected the error but not before it began making the blogosphere rounds.

I can only imagine the phone calls they’re getting on West 57th St. It’s clearly an honest mistake rather than anything nefarious, but as someone who’s done fact-checking for Newsweek, it’s still kind of painful to see.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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