Following communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, AP editors amended an online map which had placed the Golan Heights within Syria (“Syria’s civil war,” a live interactive item). As noted last week in our Snapshots blog, in light of the fact that the map is part of an item meant to explain Syria’s civil war, the erroneous location of the Golan Heights within Syria is particularly misleading. There is, of course, no Syrian civil war in the Israeli Golan Heights.
Israel gained the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed it in 1981.
The original map appears below:
The amended map, in which the Golan Heights no longer appears as part of Syria, appears below:
CAMERA commends the AP for its prompt follow up.