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TIME magazine atlas from 30+ years ago

Reader comment on item: Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Feb 4, 2014 at 11:15

I used to own a TIME magazine hardcover atlas made in the 1970s or 1980s which showed Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel. It had a big star right on it. At the time I didn't know any better and I ran into an embarrassing situation where my Israeli friend was shocked by my statement that Tel Aviv was the capital. I remember telling him "hey, but my atlas says so!"

I felt betrayed by that publisher since I trusted their book to learn geography and they made me look bad in front of my friend.

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