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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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by shmerl on Fri 3rd May 2013 22:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

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.


Which has quite an obvious reason - current power groups in PA are all pro fascist (be it Hamas or Fatah). Voicing support for them would be rather weird. Not that having an autonomy is bad in itself. That's not really the place to discuss 1 state or 2 state approaches. But all decent people agree that having a fascist governed autonomy is bad. That's the basic reason for US attitude. What's surprising is that Europe at large is ignoring this and cheers to Hamas, Fatah and co. rise to power through democratic means (the democratic part is not true anyway, but let's pretend). They seem to forget that the fact that fascists can come to power democratically doesn't make them any less fascists.

Edited 2013-05-03 22:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Soulbender on Sat 4th May 2013 02:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-08-18

Which has quite an obvious reason


Yes: lobbying and pressure.

What's surprising is that Europe at large is ignoring this and cheers to Hamas, Fatah and co. rise to power through democratic means (the democratic part is not true anyway, but let's pretend).


You know, just because you're not unilaterally for everything Israel does doesn't mean you're for everything the other side does.

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