Which Way is Israel? |
[singlepic id=183 w=320 h=240 float=right]"Ya know, I don't get it. I'm not allowed to ask a Chinese person where a Chinese restaurant is? Aren't we all getting a little too sensitive? If somebody asks me which way is Israel, I don't fly off the handle." - - Jerry Seinfeld - Seinfeld - s05e10 Israel may be a leader in agriculture, but probably not in cartography. Agritech, The 17th International Agricultural Exhibition will be held in Tel-Aviv this coming week. Published in the local papers is an ad for the event sporting a map of the world and the ambiguous slogan "The world arrives in Israel! Israel awaits the world!". I assume publishing full page ads is costly, and so I have to wonder: who was in charge of putting arrows on the map to direct the world to Israel? [singlepic id=182 w=525 h=583] Come to think of it, upon closer inspection this seems like the craziest map I have ever seen: Korea seem to have moved into China, Nigeria is now in the center of Africa instead of the