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[10]: Some facts
by adinas on Tue 7th May 2013 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Some facts"
adinas
Member since:
2005-08-17

Why is it that Chinese have a right to build in China but Israelis don't have a right to build in Israel?

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RE[11]: Some facts
by smashIt on Tue 7th May 2013 13:01 in reply to "RE[10]: Some facts"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Why is it that Chinese have a right to build in China but Israelis don't have a right to build in Israel?


because they are building their settlements in palestine, not in israel

if you want to draw parallels to israel/palestine try something like china/tibet

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RE[12]: Some facts
by adinas on Wed 8th May 2013 06:28 in reply to "RE[11]: Some facts"
adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

LOL. Your friend kwan_e (Who has also been attacking me on my posts) would not be happy to hear that!

But in answer to your question: It is only your misguided opinion that Israel/Palestine is like China/Tibet. If you really learn the history of the region you will understand that Israel was there 1000s of years before anyone mentions a Palestinian people or country.

Not to mention that comparing China's 9,706,961 square km size (1.3 Billion people) to Israel's 22,072 square km size (6 Million Jews) is laughable.

China is the largest country in its region while Israel is surrounded by two dozen Arab and Muslim countries sworn to its destruction who decided that even tiny Israel needs to give up land to create yet another radical Muslim dictatorship that murders gays and women who "dishonor" themselves (This is happening now in Gaza).

Furthermore, Israel is surrounded by 300 Million Muslims who have been artificially divided into countries - hence the reason why there is so much infighting inside these countries. The Arabs are historically divided into "Hamulot" (large families). They are one nation basically which is why there is no "Palestinian People" they are the same as a Jordanian, Egyptian to Syrian Arab (which are the place they came from to Israel)

If all the information you get is from the blatantly one sided media you will only know lies and half truths about what is going on. Try seriously learning about the history and you may have your eyes opened.

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RE[11]: Some facts
by kwan_e on Tue 7th May 2013 13:42 in reply to "RE[10]: Some facts"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I mentioned "illegal settlements". That is, those settlements are illegal under UN law. Have some respect for the law that made your country possible.

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