Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Yahoo Does Jerusalem--BOTH Of Them (2 Updates)

While it is true that it has been proposed that Jerusalem be divided between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, that is not even close to being agreed upon.

But that is not stopping Yahoo Weather!

When you go to Yahoo Weather and look for the weather in Jerusalem, among the Jerusalem's that show up are Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (not Jerusalem, Israel) and Jerusalem, West Bank.

If you decide to check out the weather in Jerusalem, Israel Yerushalayim, you get this:

And if you decide to check out the weather in Jerusalem, West Bank instead, you get this:

Oddly enough--the 2 Jerusalem's actually have the identical weather!

UPDATE: Apparently, this is not something new. Check out Mere Rhetoric's post from January: Yahoo Wipes “Ariel, Israel” Off The Map, Replaces It With “Jenin, Palestinian Occupied Territories”

UPDATE2: Dr Andre Oboler who provided key research on Anti-Israel Propaganda and Replacement Geography in Google Earth, has said
this case is far worse. Google initially suggested it was a user-content problem beyond its control, however, it eventually admitted it was wrong and fixed the problem. Yahoo isn't even pretending. This is corporate foreign policy and a deliberate effort at misinformation to advance a political agenda.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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