White House omits Golan, Judea and Samaria

White House releases video omitting the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria from the map of Israel. Video later removed.

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Ben Ariel, Canada,

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The White House on Friday released a video detailing President Donald Trump’s upcoming trip to the Middle East, but which omitted the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria from the map of Israel that appeared in the video.

The video was removed from the internet hours later without explanation, but not before several media outlets picked up on it and reported about it.

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish home) addressed the issue earlier on Friday, before the video was removed.

"I hope it's ignorance rather than policy," she said.

A week and a half ago, the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia posted online a video that edited out mention of Trump's visit to Israel.

The video, which was an edited version, was removed after New York Rep. Eliot Engel complained to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced with the original version, which includes a reference to Israel.

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