Old map with USSR nearly sends Zelensky meeting off course

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

An old map showing the USSR being wheeled out of a meeting room at the UN on September 19, 2023. (Lazar Berman/Times of Israel)

Israel’s consulate in New York almost causes a major diplomatic incident after it grabs the wrong map for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Prime Minister’s Office wanted a world map for the meeting. So the consulate brought one over, according to Israel Hayom.

The problem? The map is from the 1960s and shows the Soviet Union, without an independent Ukraine.

It is quickly removed on a cart 10 minutes before the meeting.

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