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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Have to say this
by darknexus on Sat 4th May 2013 09:06 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

At the risk of starting a political debate (or a flamewar as they're sometimes indistinguishable) I have to say this. I don't support either of them. I'd much rather the rest of the world step back and let the two resolve their differences in their own way. If they want to blow one another all to hell, I'm not one for getting in the way of it. I don't generally favor getting involved in another's quarrels unless asked by all sides to do so.
That being said, I do have marginally more sympathy for Palestine over Israel. What Israel and their allies did during the formation of that so-called country was essentially to move in, kick Palestinians out of their homes and off of their land, and take it by brute force because they claimed they had a right to it. Put yourselves in that position and I think each and every single one of us on this forum would be pretty fucking pissed if that happened to us because of an ages-old religious feud. However, both sides have committed so many atrocities against their enemy and against their own people that I cannot really feel anything for either of them at this point. I'm not fond of theocracy no matter what form it takes or who's at the helm. It's not a popular viewpoint here in the US, but I've never been one to silence my own opinions for popularity. The right to express ourselves is one thing we used to stand for around here, and I'm damned if I'll give that up even if everyone else in this country seems to have done just that.

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