Perhaps the cause is something innocent like a lazy editor, but it is ironic considering China’s sensitivities to maps and territorial names. Or perhaps someone thinks that calling Israel “Holyland” will somehow appeal to everyone in the region?
A screenshot, as this will probably disappear:
[UPDATE: McLatchy’s China Correspondent Tom Lasseter has discovered the source of this map–Atlastours.net, an Egyptian travel agency. The Global Times editor probably did a Google or Baidu image search and used the first map found. END UPDATE]