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November 26, 2014 1:54 am

‘Things Remembered’ Sells Globes That Wipe Israel From Map

avatar by Dexter Van Zile


The globes in question. Photo: CAMERA.

If you shop at Things Remembered, the store that specializes in personalized gifts, beware.

The retail giant, which has approximately 650 stores nationwide, sells globes that deny or downplay Israel’s existence in favor of a non-existent state, “Palestine.”

CAMERA first learned about this on Monday November 24, when a supporter reported what she found in the chain’s store on Staten Island. She reports that out of the seven globes for sale, four included a reference to Palestine where Israel should have been. The other three globes included a reference to Israel.

Just to confirm that this was not a fluke, a CAMERA employee visited Things Remembered at the Arsenal Mall in Watertown and found a similar problem with the globes on display at that store as well. Two globes included references to “Palestine.”

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The accompanying photo clearly shows the word “Palestine” placed in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Beneath it is the number 20, which is a reference to an index (which does include Israel). The index is located in the North Pacific Ocean.

This is bizarre. There is enough room on the map to list a nine-letter word to describe a non-existent country, “Palestine,” but not enough to put in a six-letter word for a country that does exist.

Efforts to elicit a response from Things Remembered‘s corporate office in Highland, Heights, Ohio, via phone and email have proven unsuccessful.

Dexter Van Zile (@dextervanzile) is Christian Media Analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (@cameraorg).

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