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ABC News admits 'human error' wiped Israel from map : Comments

By David Singer, published 17/11/2017

Reprimanding those responsible for this 'human error' and those who sought to publicly justify Israelís exclusion from the map using artificially-contrived reasons is surely warranted

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So .....

*. Israel has never had laws which allowed a rapist to marry his victim;

*. many Arab (and other countries) (and Palestine) have such laws on their books, now, in 2017;

*. some more progressie Arab countries have had such laws, but have now repealed them.

So, since Israel has never had such vile laws, it can be effaced from any map of the region which dealt with this issue, the ABC asserts.

What a piss-weak excuse: why not leave Israel white, like the European countries to the north, not named but not coloured either ?

I'm an ABC baby, I've only ever listened to ABC radio, particularly ABC-FM, I'm listening to it now, but this is contemptible.

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Friday, 17 November 2017 9:28:55 AM
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Like the ABC commercial Acronym-alite in the US, the ABC.com.au, favours exclusivity for ideological left leaning stupidity. Only thing missing in Auzkong, is the Democrats and Hillary Clinton.
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 17 November 2017 9:40:58 AM
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the abc experts were stunned that 70% of Tony Burke's electorate voted against perverting the marriage act. They then needed gender experts to blame white men for the muslim vote. Simply they should not get tax payer funded money as they are so blinded by dogma.
Posted by runner, Friday, 17 November 2017 10:08:00 AM
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Tempest in a teapot (American English), or storm in a teacup (British English), is an idiom meaning a small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion. There are also lesser known or earlier variants, such as tempest in a teacup, storm in a cream bowl, tempest in a glass of water, storm in a wash-hand basin, and storm in a glass of water or David Singer on a keyboard.

Etymology
Cicero, in the first century BC, in his De Legibus, used a similar phrase in Latin, possibly the precursor to the modern expressions, "Excitabat enim fluctus in simpulo ut dicitur Gratidius", translated: "For Gratidius raised a tempest in a ladle, as the saying is". Then in the early 3rd century AD, Athenaeus, in the Deipnosophistae, has Dorion ridiculing the description of a tempest in the Nautilus of Timotheus by saying that he had seen a more formidable storm in a boiling saucepan. The phrase also appeared in its French form "une tempÍte dans un verre d'eau" (a tempest in a glass of water), to refer to the popular uprising in the Republic of Geneva near the end of the 18th century.

The first recorded instance of the British English version, "storm in teacup", occurs in Catherine Sinclair's Modern Accomplishments in 1838. There are several instances though of earlier British use of the similar phrase "storm in a wash-hand basin".

Other languages
A similar phrase exists in numerous other languages:

Arabic: zawba'a fi finjan (a storm in a cup)
Posted by nicknamenick, Friday, 17 November 2017 11:29:13 AM
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Not really, Nick. But it wouldn't have looked good for the ABC to inadvertently highlight that the only country which has never had such a vile law is Israel.

On that map, Saudi Arabia is not coloured. Is this fair dinkum or an oversight ? Saudi Arabia has never had that law ? It's not approved by the Koran ? Really ?

Joe
Posted by Loudmouth, Friday, 17 November 2017 1:15:34 PM
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//On that map, Saudi Arabia is not coloured. Is this fair dinkum or an oversight ? Saudi Arabia has never had that law ?//

The coloured countries have or had laws that allow a rapist to avoid punishment if he marries his victim.

There is no penal code in Saudi Arabia and there is no written law which specifically criminalizes rape or prescribes its punishment... presumably why it was left uncoloured.
Posted by Toni Lavis, Friday, 17 November 2017 1:51:55 PM
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