A member of the New York State Assembly shared an image erasing Israel from the map in a now-deleted tweet amid escalating fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Phara Souffrant Forrest, a Democratic Socialist, shared an altered map of the Middle East in which Israel was labeled as Palestine, and the Dome of the Rock was prominently featured. The map erased all Israeli territory, including the areas of the nation that are not recognized as disputed territory. The image was accompanied by “#FreePalestine.”
The first-term assemblywoman’s post was widely criticized, including by Souffrant Forrest’s colleague in the New York State Assembly.