MSNBC was widely criticized by Israel supporters over the weekend after presenting a series of Israel-Palestine maps long discredited as historically inaccurate. Those complaints prompted reporter Martin Fletcher to later admit he “should have corrected” the first map which he only saw once he was on the air. “Daniel, you’re right. I should have corrected the first map, which I didn’t see until I was on air. No excuses,” Fletcher wrote on Facebook in response to a viewer who complained MSNBC had aired a “blatantly false map series produced by Palestinian propagandists.”

The series of four maps purported to show Israel’s alleged encroachment on “historically Palestinian” land. In the televised segment Friday, anchor Kate Snow presented the first map as an illustration of “historically the areas that used to be Palestine in 1946.”Fletcher responded to Snow by calling the succession of maps “pretty shocking when you present it in this way. What it clearly shows is that if there’s no peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israel, more of those green areas, more of that Palestinian land will be eaten up by Jewish settlements.” MORE