They also omitted “Jerusalem” from the map.
But Swiss Air insists they are “politically neutral.”
Swiss International Air Lines flight LX252 from Switzerland to Tel Aviv last month placed the Arabic town “Esh Sheikh Muwannis”on its onboard inflight map to Tel Aviv. The words ‘Tel Aviv’ appeared to float in the heavens above the plane, raising the ire of pro-Israel activists.
Sheikh Muwannis was a small Arab town that once stood where Tel Aviv University stands today. The town has not exited for over 70 years….
Swiss Air apologized “for having caused negative feelings.”
“As a privately owned company, we are politically neutral with no intent to make political statements. Our procedure with this standardized map is to turn it off, which didn’t work accurately on this specific flight,” it explained….