Updated: August 23, 2022
Hit! We are pleased to announce that following our Action Alert on 22 August 2022, CTV London has removed all promotional material on its Canadian Arab Society Youth Committee website relating to the Middle East Fest , which took place in London, Ontario on August 20, 2022.
The promotional material prominently featured a map of the Middle East but replaced the State of Israel with a Palestinian flag.
We thank CTV News for their prompt action in removing the material and rectifying the situation.
Original story below
On August 20, the Youth Committee of the Canadian-Arab Society held its Middle East Festival in London, Ontario.
According to the organisers, the aim of the event was to share the broad cultural spectrum of the Middle East with everyone in and around London and to show the diverse nature of the Middle East; focusing on food, dance, music and the arts.
And yet, covering this festival, CTV News released promotional material from the event organizer which featured a map of the Middle East that not only wiped Israel off the map, but replaced it with a Palestinian flag.
Replacing today’s Israel with a non-existent state of “Palestine” authorizes calls for the destruction of Israel. That Arab organizations in London, Ontario produced this map that purged the Jewish state from the Middle East is appalling and CTV should not give it a platform.
Call on CTV News London to remove this false and offensive map from its website. Send complaints directly to CTV News London by click here or email the CTVNews.ca team: [email protected] and tag on Twitter @CTVLondonFacebook @CTVLondon and Instagram @CTVLondon.