Palestine Is Now Recognized by Google
Tag changes from 'Palestinian territories'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2013 12:48 PM CDT
Google's Palestinian page looks a little different.   (Google)

(Newser) – The UN recognized the state of Palestine last year, but there's probably some Palestinians who think this latest convert might be more influential: Google. The BBC notes that the search engine has changed the tag on the home page of its Palestinian edition to read "Palestine" instead of "Palestinian Territories." The change went into effect at the start of this month, and a company spokesman cites the UN precedent, adding that Google consults "a number of sources and authorities when naming countries." The Palestinian Authority is thrilled because "this means putting Palestine on the virtual map as well as on the geographic maps," says a spokesman.

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Murahu
May 6, 2013 8:23 AM CDT
Obama, the UN, and the left demand that Israel return to its 1967 borders - those before it won the war against the large, Muslim coalition. They demand Israel return to its pre-war borders. Well, then let Germany return to its pre-WWII borders, returning to Germany Silesia, Koenigsberg, Stettin, etc. And Japan? Give it back Korea, Manchuria, Formosa, etc. If you find that an absurd demand, it is no more absurd than Obama, the UN, and Google's policies in the Middle East.
LASSE
May 5, 2013 7:24 AM CDT
I just changed to Firefox..... no more Google for me..... I will not use an Android phone.....and I will miss Youtube.... Boycott Google and their products......
right2dave
May 5, 2013 1:28 AM CDT
Now the drones can google Hamas hideouts?