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Monday, March 17, 2008

Facebook allows Judean and Samarian Jews to move back to Israel

Just a few days after deciding that Jews who live in Judea and Samaria live in the fictitious country of 'Palestine,' Facebook - the online social networking site - has decided to allow Judea and Samaria's Jews to decide that they live in Israel.
Facebook users living in Maaleh Adumim, Ariel and other large settlements in the West Bank protested when the site automatically listed their hometowns as being in "Palestine".

A group of settlers accused the California-based company of having a political agenda.

"I was surprised and disappointed to find that my hometown of Ariel is listed in Facebook as being part of a country called 'Palestine,'" wrote Ari Zimmerman in a posting on Facebook. "I am a citizen of Israel, as are all of the other residents of Ariel. We do not live in 'Palestine', nor does anyone else."

Brandee Barker, Facebook's director of communications, said users living in major settlement blocs can now choose between being listed as residents of Israel or Palestine.

"Facebook users in the Israeli West Bank settlements of Maale Adumim, Beitar Illit, and Ariel can now choose between Israel and Palestine," Barker said last week in an email to Reuters.
Backlash coming in 5-4-3-2-1....


At 10:05 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

How magnanimous! Revanants can decide they live in Israel.

At 1:59 PM, Blogger IsraLuv said...

there is more to this story... check out my blog .. i wrote a post about this on Sunday..


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