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 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[19]: Some facts
by kwan_e on Wed 8th May 2013 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[18]: Some facts"
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At no point after WWII was anyone obligated to give you a country. So stop acting as if it was divinely ordained.

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RE[20]: Some facts
by adinas on Wed 8th May 2013 11:46 in reply to "RE[19]: Some facts"
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Stop believing that Israel was given on a silver platter. Everything the Jews built in Israel was done by themselves. On the ground, everyone and everything was fighting against them from the swamps and dessert which the Jews turned into thriving farmland to the British who forbade Jews to immigrate to the Arabs who invaded the second Israel declared independence. The "world" didn't lift a finger to help Israel. Israel created itself despite the world.

SO, because of one UN vote to support Israel in 1947, suddenly you feel like the world gave Israel a country?!

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RE[21]: Some facts
by Novan_Leon on Wed 8th May 2013 20:07 in reply to "RE[20]: Some facts"
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People should try watching a documentary about the Six-Day War and the periods immediately preceding and following the war. Many parts of modern Israel were literally a desert less than a hundred years ago. The accomplishment of turning this desert into an arable, livable and prosperous land in a matter of decades is an amazing accomplishment that nobody but the Israeli people can take credit for.

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