Facebook transfers Israeli Ma'aleh Adumim residents to 'Palestine'
(An Update below)
Facebook decided that the Israeli residents in the West Bank are Palestinians...
Facebook no longer allows members from Ma'aleh Adumim, Ariel, Betar Illit and other settlements over the Green Line to list their hometowns as situated in Israel, but instead provides only a preset location, with their country listed as "Palestine."
"Someone at Facebook is simply prejudging whatever may or may not come about in future negotiations," said Czarny. "Who exactly decided on this computerized transfer of over a quarter-million Jews from Israel to Palestine?" ...see more
In "Facebook in the Middle East", a post fromOctober 11, 2007, I published that Facebook decided that the Palestinians have no country, I quote,
“ War in the Middle East is being waged not only on the ground, but also in cyberspace…
…Facebook has aroused international controversy over the issue of whether or not Palestine constitutes a country…
…The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up on the social networking. Facebook, with over 12,000 users participating in the “Palestine” network and 65,000 users engaged in the Israel network as of Tuesday. Both networks are open to users worldwide….
…”Palestine” appeared on the original list of countries from which users could choose when registering for the site, until Facebook “mysteriously took it away” see more here.
If the situation where not so serious and tense between the Palestinians and the Israelis, it would be a good joke..
..”Last update - 18:19 17/03/2008
Facebook face-off: Settlers win right to list country as Israel, not Palestine.
Complaints by Israeli settlers angry at Facebook for listing them as residents of “Palestine” prompted the popular social networking Web
site to allow users to switch their location back to Israel. Facebook users living in Maaleh Adumim, Ariel and other large settlements in the West Bank protested when the site automatically listed their hometowns as being in “Palestine”. A group of settlers accused the California-based company of having a political agenda.”…
”Facebook users in the Israeli West Bank settlements of Maale Adumim, Beitar Illit, and Ariel can now choose between Israel and Palestine,” Barker said last week in an email to Reuters.”…. “We also offer Hebron in both Israel and Palestine,” Barker said, referring to the major West Bank city which is home to about 150,000 Palestinians and some.”…see more here .