harper-collins-map-omitting-IsraelHarperCollins and Scholastic Inc. are not the only mapmakers who can’t seem to find the state of Israel. A Norwegian NGO called Norwegian People’s Aid recently displayed colorful maps that erase Israel in favor of “Palestine” at an exhibition funded by the Norwegian government and other international donors. But the funding of the exhibition of Palestinian maps may also include indirect funding from U.S. and Canadian donors, reports Palestinian Media Watch. Norwegian People’s Aid stated in its annual account from 2012 that it was also supported by the U.S. State Department, USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), the European Union, United Nations, the Dutch and Swedish ministries of foreign affairs, Germany and other governments, in addition to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation). The exhibition was named “This is Palestine,” and the maps were painted by Palestinian children from Lebanon, according to PMW. The exhibition marked the 50th anniversary of “the outbreak of the ‘Palestinian revolution,’” reported the official PA daily, referring to the first terror attack that Fatah, headed by Yasser Arafat, carried out against Israel in 1965 – an attempt to blow up Israel’s National Water Carrier. More