Cartography Catastrophe

Did you watch the European Song Contest‘s 2nd semifinal last night? Did you notice it? It came and went really fast, but did you manage to notice how Israel was wiped off the map?

Before each live performance a short video clip about the participating country was shown, but right before that video some on-screen graphics created the map of each country. Yes, each country but one: Israel.
Right before Harel Skaat took to the stage, the same yellow graphics that filled the screen for each other country, that graphics was now squished to the side and quickly disappeared.

Did the 62 years old Jewish nation get the shaft? Did The Jew Among Nations got the regular treatment? Serbia, a country that got its independence less than 4 years ago got similar treatment in the 1st semifinal; Does that fact make it better or worse?

Here’s the video (Don’t blink during the first few seconds):

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqmjDtTAz24

Screen captures for each participating county after the jump:

Lithuania:
ESC 2010 - Lithuania
Armenia:
ESC 2010 - Armenia
Israel:
ESC 2010 - Israel
Denmark:
ESC 2010 - Denmark
Switzerland:
ESC 2010 - Switzerland
Sweden:
ESC 2010 - Sweden
Azerbaijan:
ESC 2010 - Azerbaijan
Ukraine:
ESC 2010 - Ukraine
Netherlands:
ESC 2010 - Netherlands
Romania:
ESC 2010 - Romania
Slovenia:
ESC 2010 - Slovenia
Ireland:
ESC 2010 - Ireland
Bulgaria:
ESC 2010 - Bulgaria
Cyprus:
ESC 2010 - Cyprus
Croatia:
ESC 2010 - Croatia
Georgia:
ESC 2010 - Georgia
Turkey:
ESC 2010 - Turkey

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