Textbook featuring Israeli flag raises ire in Egypt

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A textbook for eight grade students showing Israel's flag on a map of the Middle East has raised ire in Egypt.

Historian Bassam el-Shammaa told Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm al-Saba'a he contacted the independent publisher of the textbook "Our Arab homeland... geographic trends and Islamic culture," which is unaffiliated with the Education Ministry in the country, after noticing an Israeli flag appears on the map instead of the Palestinian one. 

The publisher admitted to el-Shammaa this was an error that would be rectified in future copies of the book.




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