Google recognizes Palestine

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The Palestinian News Network:  “Google” Recognizes Palestinian State

The International web search engine “Google” recognized the Palestinian state after it was referring to Palestine as “The Palestinian Territories” since its establishment.

When writing the link related to Palestine ( the word google is showed at the page and the word Palestine comes beneath it.

This comes after Palestine was recognized as a non-member state at the United Nations in November 2012.

Al Jazeera The Stream has published a storify, offering a fun slideshow which includes many of the tweets celebrating the exciting development!

Here’s just one more:

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  1. Qualtrough
    May 3, 2013, 8:56 am

    First a few drops, then a rivulet, followed by a stream, and some day a torrent that no dam can hold back. Congratulations Palestine!

  2. Citizen
    May 3, 2013, 9:53 am

    google Palestine:
    Palestine is a conventional name, among others, for the geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands. Wikipedia
    Feedback / More info
    See results about

    Palestinian territories
    The Palestinian territories or occupied Palestinian territories comprise the West Bank and the Gaza …

  3. Sumud
    May 3, 2013, 10:02 am

    I always knew Mr Google was a jew-hating neo-nazi:

    Google: An explanation of our search results

    …and now at last he bares his teeth and everyone can see he wants to push the jews into the sea. And stuff.

  4. Annie Robbins
    May 3, 2013, 11:59 am

    pg 7 in the storify has a tweet mentioning time mags reference. but i went to their feed and there was no tweet there. they must have deleted it. ha! unless they have an article about it, but i couldn’t find it yesterday. i love the storify format.

  5. radii
    May 3, 2013, 1:23 pm

    progress … here’s Wilkinson saying the Syria chemical weapons may be an israeli false-flag operation

    • lysias
      May 3, 2013, 4:15 pm

      Not Wilkinson, but Wilkerson, retired U.S. Army Colonel Larry Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff when Powell was Secretary of State.

      Note that Wilkerson has no real evidence for his suggestion that Israel is behind the use of chemical weapons in Syria. He bases himself on these considerations: the evidence that the Syrian government is behind it is really “flaky”; Israel has an interest in getting people to believe that the Syrian government is behind it; and Netanyahu’s government is incompetent.

      Myself, I very much doubt that the Syrian government is responsible. The use of the gas is not in that government’s interest, whereas it is in the interest of opponents of that government. But other possible actors besides Israel need to be considered, notably the Syrian opposition, which could well have gotten control of some of the government’s stores of chemical weapons.

    • gingershot
      May 3, 2013, 6:55 pm

      The Iraq War was a False Flag operation against the US by Israel and her Neocons

      Netanyahu’s hoax on the US over Iran was/is still a False Flag operation against the US by Israel and her Neocons

      Now it’s likely this ‘sarin gas’ story is a still a False Flag operation against the US by Israel and her Neocons in an attempt to hoax the US into Syria

      Every word out of Israel is a lie until double checked

    • CloakAndDagger
      May 3, 2013, 9:02 pm

      @ radii
      …when conspiracy theories become conspiracy facts … and the walls come tumbling down.

  6. Les
    May 3, 2013, 2:01 pm

    If Palestinians did not resist their ethnic cleansing they would be invisible to the world. Google’s decision to accept the UN’s decision, means Google outpaces our own government.

  7. gingershot
    May 3, 2013, 6:52 pm

    This is pretty funny – the Israeli Foreign Ministry is COMPLAINING….

    ‘Israel steamed after Google starts using the word ‘Palestine’ across its products’

    “Israel on Friday questioned Internet giant Google’s decision to replace the term “Palestinian Territories” with “Palestine” on the Palestinian page, after last year’s UN decision to award Palestine observer status.

    “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,” foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told AFP”

    Would you like some cheese with that, Yigal?

    • Bumblebye
      May 4, 2013, 7:20 am

      Listening to radio last night, the presenter of the next show popped up to say a few of the things he’d be talking about in his show, including this particular google “controversy”. I popped off a text, saying that actually, it was the legally correct term, esp since Nov at the UN. I propped my eyes (and ears) open til almost 4am, but it seems not to have appeared. Wonder if they junked it because of the text?

    • justicewillprevail
      May 4, 2013, 8:07 am

      Ha ha, so google is opting out of the Israeli fiction factory. Of course, no Israeli company, or one of the myriad of its front organisations would ever interfere in international politics. Oh no siree.

  8. ritzl
    May 3, 2013, 11:04 pm

    Meanwhile, Google Earth still lists Palestine as “Palestinian Territories” but responds to a search of Bil’in, Palestine correctly. I think you used to have to put in Israel to get to a WB town, iirc, as of a few months ago.


  9. Talkback
    May 5, 2013, 5:11 am

    Search engine terrorism

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