Google 'Recognizes' Palestine

Image: Google 'Recognizes' Palestine The Palestinian homepage of Google's search engine reads "Palestine" at an Internet cafe in east Jerusalem on May 3.

Friday, 03 May 2013 01:32 PM

 

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Google is de facto recognizing a state of Palestine.

Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said on Friday that Google had decided to change the name of the Palestinian Territories to just "Palestine" in its products.

He says Google consults with various sources and authorities when naming countries, and in this case is following the lead of several international organizations.

The move comes after a U.N. decision last year upgrading the Palestinians' status to "non-member observer state."

Israel says Palestinian statehood should be reached through negotiations not unilateral moves.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says Google is not a diplomatic entity which begs the question of why it is getting involved in a controversial international political issue.

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