Internet giant Google recognizes Palestine through tagline

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 3, 2013 21:11

Internet giant Google took a symbolic step this week, changing the tagline on the homepage of its Palestinian edition from "Palestinian territories" to "Palestine."

The move marks another victory for the Palestinian Authority, after it won a historic upgrade at the United Nations General Assembly in November, gaining the status of non-member observe state.

"We're changing the name 'Palestinian Territories' to 'Palestine' across our products," Google spokesman Nathan Tyler told the BBC on Friday.

"We consult a number of sources and authorities when naming countries," he added. "In this case, we are following the lead of the UN, Icann [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers], ISO [International Organisation for Standardisation] and other international organizations."


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