Google recognizes Palestine

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google recognizes palestineInternet search giant, Google, has recognised the Palestinians’ upgraded UN status, placing the name “Palestine” on its search engine instead of “Palestinian Territories”.

The domain name www.google.ps, Google’s search engine for the territories, now brings up a homepage with “Palestine” written underneath the Google logo.

The move on Wednesday follows the UN nation decision last year to recognise Palestine as a “non-observer state”.

“We’re changing the name ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine’ across our products. We consult a number of sources and authorities when naming countries. In this case, we are following the lead of the UN … and other international organisations,” Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said.

The UN General Assembly in November upgraded Palestine to the status of non-member observer state by a vote of 138 votes in favour, nine against and 41 abstentions.

Palestinian authorities have since begun to use the “State of Palestine” in diplomatic correspondence and issued official stamps for the purpose.

Israel however questioned the move, saying that it raised questions about the multinational company’s involvement in international politics.

“This change raises questions about the reasons behind this surprising involvement of what is basically a private internet company in international politics, and on the controversial side,” Yigal Palmor, Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, told AFP news agency.

Al Jazeera

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4 responses to “Google recognizes Palestine”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Anything for a buck.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Anything for a buck.

  3. LEBANON101 Avatar
    LEBANON101

    honestly who cares. thousands of syrians are being slaughtered or are now homeless or refugees. millions of egyptians and yemenis and algerians have no jobs and are struggling just to eat or get medical treatment. the palestians are the biggest traitors. if a lebanese person mentions the word israel they go to jail while at the same time the palestians eat israel food, go to israel schools , get the best treatment in the world at israel hospitals. then they go on tv and cry for the rest of us to feel bad. the hoax is up. every arab country has bigger things to worry about than freeing palestine . its getting old and boring no one cares anymore

  4. LEBANON101 Avatar
    LEBANON101

    honestly who cares. thousands of syrians are being slaughtered or are now homeless or refugees. millions of egyptians and yemenis and algerians have no jobs and are struggling just to eat or get medical treatment. the palestians are the biggest traitors. if a lebanese person mentions the word israel they go to jail while at the same time the palestians eat israel food, go to israel schools , get the best treatment in the world at israel hospitals. then they go on tv and cry for the rest of us to feel bad. the hoax is up. every arab country has bigger things to worry about than freeing palestine . its getting old and boring no one cares anymore

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