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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Non-story
by oskeladden on Mon 6th May 2013 00:06 UTC
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This is a non-story. As far as I'm aware, where Google have a site specific to a TLD, they use the local name of the territory covered by that TLD. Google.mk goes by 'Google Macedonia', for example, rather than 'Google FYROM', as it's known to all international organisations. The authority that governs the territories to which the .ps domain has been allocated has recently restyled itself 'State of Palestine' from 'Palestinian Territories'. The change to the caption at google.ps very likely just reflects that, and nothing more.

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