SBS apologises for map. SBS has apologised and vowed to update the graphic displayed online and in future airings of Go Back to Where You Came From after it accidentally left Israel off the map, reports the Australian Jewish News.
The offending graphic, which shows Gaza but makes no mention of Israel
The show aired the graphic above in its final episode. Zionist Council of Victoria president Sam Tatarka complained to SBS and got a speedy apology and promise to update the graphic online.
“Unfortunately, due to an oversight, the title ‘Israel’ on a stylised map of one of the regions visited was missing, and SBS sincerely apologises for the error,” an SBS spokesperson reportedly told the AJN. The weekly paper quotes Tatarka welcoming SBS’ swift response. “It is refreshing to have a media organisation acknowledge an error and take immediate corrective action,” he said.
The Australian Jewish News has also taken on Fairfax’s Daily Life, publishing an article todayquoting Jewish community leaders complaining of an August 4 opinion piece by columnist Ruby Hamad that argues Israel used acceptance of its gay citizens to “pink-wash” its atrocities against Palestinians. — Myriam Robin