Google Slammed for Removing Palestine from Its Maps

NEWS, MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA, PALESTINE - ISRAEL, MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY, 8 Aug 2016

Middle East Monitor – TRANSCEND Media Service

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4 Aug 2016 – The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has denounced Google for deleting the name of Palestine from its maps and replacing it with Israel.

In a statement released yesterday, the forum said Google’s decision to remove Palestine from its maps on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come and abolish Palestine once and for all.”

“The move is also designed to falsify history, geography as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland, and a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs as well as the world.”

The forum said the move was “contrary to all international norms and conventions”, stressing that Google should back track on its actions.

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2 Responses to “Google Slammed for Removing Palestine from Its Maps”

  1. Liz Connor says:

    Sh*t! It’s even worse than we thought. What can we Googlers do about this?

  2. Deldano says:

    nothing. There are anomalies in the way the google algorythm displays certain topics. Either by chance or by meddling. This too will come to light. I hope I’ll live to pick it up when it appears on page 10. Or surely TMS will have it.