Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 20:10 UTC
Google "Internet giant Google has changed the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from 'Palestinian Territories' to 'Palestine'. The change, introduced on 1 May, means google.ps now displays 'Palestine' in Arabic and English under Google's logo. Using the word Palestine is controversial for some. Israeli policy is that the borders of a Palestinian state are yet to be agreed." Good but daring move.
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by Drumhellar on Fri 3rd May 2013 20:44 UTC
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In the US, it's almost taboo to support anything other than Israel's supremacy in the region, and recognizing Palestinians as people deserving of fundamental civil and human rights is very controversial in the US.

However, many American conservatives already swore off Google and switched to Bing (Or, at least said they would) because the Google doodle on Easter Sunday featured farm labor organizer Cesar Chavez to commemorate his birthday, rather than anything relating to Jesus. So, at least in the US, there will likely be a lot of noise in conservative news channels, but it probably won't effect their bottom line too much.

At any rate, I suppose I'll be getting the popcorn ready.

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