[Ed. – Not just a wiener-ly act; an irredeemably tacky one. Nothing can excuse doing this by cross-out. As Daniel Greenfield points out, the insistence on doing it is the more unnecessarily emphatic because Peres’ memorial was held at Mount Herzl, in a part of Jerusalem that is not disputed in Israel-Arab negotiations.]
The Obama administration stripped Jerusalem from being located in Israel in its official communication of the president’s remarks in the ancient city at a memorial service for recently deceased former Israeli president Shimon Peres.
The White House, in a press release, originally sent out a press release attributing Obama’s remarks as taking place in “Jerusalem, Israel.”
Shortly after that statement was sent, the White House reissued the statement with “Israel” crossed out as the location. …
The White House has been caught in the past editing the captions on old official photographs to remove mention of Jerusalem as being in “Israel.”