The founding of the United Nations was a Thistoric moment that saw leaders from across the planet join together to commit to a more peaceful world. But most historians don’t remember the Jedi master Yoda being among them. The Saudi government is scrambling to withdraw a history textbook that accidentally included a doctored photograph of King Faisal sitting next to the little green Star Wars character. The picture was supposed to illustrate a section on the King’s rule but somehow the book’s editors used a version that showed Yoda perched next to the monarch as he signed the UN charter.
“The Ministry of Education regrets the inadvertent error,” said Ahmed al-Eissa, the Saudi education minister.
“The ministry has began printing a corrected copy of the decision and withdrawing the previous versions, and has formed a legal committee to determine the source of the error and to take appropriate action.”
The black-and-white photograph of Faisal and Yoda is the work of a 26-year-old Saudi artist named Abdullah al-Sheri.