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Rental Agency Apologizes for Map

Following Arutz Sheva story, SixT apologizes for map that robs Israel of Judea and Samaria; says it will be removed.
By Uzi Baruch
First Publish: 8/22/2013, 10:09 PM

SixT redraws the map of Israel
SixT redraws the map of Israel
Arutz Sheva/Israel National News

Car rental agency "SixT" has apologized for its use of maps of Israel that show the Jewish state without Judea and Samaria. Following Arutz Sheva''s exclusive report exposing the matter, the company said the offending image would be immediately removed from its publications.

Israeli customers of the global car rental agency "SixT" earlier expressed their surprise and anger at the company's decision to unilaterally erase Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights from its maps of Israel.

Information gathered by Arutz Sheva revealed that the company's European branches made the decision to take the politically-charged step, which effectively takes sides in the as-yet unresolved dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

A number of customers contacted Arutz Sheva after carrying out their transactions in Israel through the company's Israeli branch, "Shlomo Sixt," only to find upon arriving in Europe that the company had erased Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights from all maps and publications, including large-scale advertisements and posters.