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Apple gives Jerusalem to Israel

August 30th, 2010 · 20 Comments · Politics

Israel has waged a bitter campaign for 60 years to get Jerusalem recognised internationally as its capital city. Not one single country maintains an embassy there – not even the United States – pending final status negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

The UN, the US, the EU and almost every country in the world considers East Jerusalem to be Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. Apple, however, thinks differently, and considers the whole of Jerusalem to be in Israel.

A few months ago it was all so different. Apple accepted international opinion, and in the weather app on the iPhone, gave two options: West Jerusalem, Israel, or East Jerusalem, West Bank. Matthew Teller wrote about a campaign by some Israeli bloggers to get that changed. The Israeli ambassador to Washington even wrote a letter of protest (he must be a busy man). Lo and behold, the Israeli bulldozing campaign won. The whole of Jerusalem is now Israel, and there is no longer an East Jerusalem option.


20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ????? // Aug 30, 2010 at 12.50 am

    ur site is blocked in syria?

  • 2 Sasa // Aug 30, 2010 at 1.20 am

    Is it?

  • 3 ????? // Aug 30, 2010 at 2.30 am

    i don’t understand this, when i click on the basic link : . it opens but when i click on
    it doesn’t, the usual blocking page opens instead. i tried this several times. am actually writing this comment using an unblocking site.

  • 4 Sasa // Aug 30, 2010 at 2.42 am

    Ah, thanks for explaining

  • 5 Israel Muse // Aug 30, 2010 at 12.33 pm

    thats because Jerusalem belongs to Israel 😉

    get used to it – it has always been ours before Mohammed and Islam even existed – its not even mentioned in the Quran more than once at least…

    as I said, get used to it and get over your sad hope for ever owning Jerusalem, it is ours , always has been and always will be :)

    what would you Arabs do with it anyway if it was yours, nothing, you have done nothing with your world, so what do you think would happen to Jerusalem, it would only turn to rubble…


  • 6 hiscross // Aug 30, 2010 at 3.40 pm

    World Peace won’t take place until their is peace in Jerusalem. That won’t take place until Jesus sits on his throne in Jerusalem.

  • 7 robinson // Aug 30, 2010 at 3.56 pm

    Say, let’s comment on the story, not the political merits, history, or web access.

    The story is fundamentally flawed. The weather app is NOT made by Apple, but by, the Weather Channel! So, it’s not Apple that did this.

    But beyond that, the story left a mis-impression. It made it sound as if, in the old days, when you typed Jerusalem, you found both East and West. But the Matthew Teller piece linked to explains that was not the case! In other words, the Israeli location was always what came up. It seems that what has changed is that typing in East Jerusalem no longer brings up the Palestinian West Bank.

    Given that the app is branded by Yahoo– and the same vanquishing occurs on–you should contact Yahoo, Apple, and the Weather Channel for comment.

    It would be interesting to see what they say!

  • 8 Israel Muse // Aug 30, 2010 at 3.57 pm

    Robinson, good call 😉

    I would like to see what they say

  • 9 Rocky Gee // Aug 30, 2010 at 4.34 pm

    This is political hairsplitting that is unlrelated to weather patterns, although it appears that the earth’s axis (at least in the minds of some) turns upon what is happening in the West Bank.

  • 10 hybe bay // Aug 31, 2010 at 1.12 am

    whats jewish in jerusalem. answer . nothing.

  • 11 Israel Muse // Aug 31, 2010 at 1.36 am

    hybe bay – like you would know anything about Israel or Jerusalem…

    “whats Jewish in Jerusalem”, what a cheek and an insult!!

    Jerusalem was there before Islam and Christianity was even invented and guess who was there, Jews – were you sleeping during history class like the rest of the nuts out there?

  • 12 Ahmed // Aug 31, 2010 at 8.22 am

    Yes the south of America belongs to Mexicans, get used to it. It has always been there’s and always will be. :)

    “as I said, get used to it and get over your sad hope for ever owning Jerusalem, it is ours , always has been and always will be :)”

  • 13 Israel Muse // Aug 31, 2010 at 11.34 am

    Woo Ahmed, are you trying to be intelligent or smart here? Get an education then come talk to me!

  • 14 Ruslan Trad // Sep 1, 2010 at 3.07 am

    The Speaker of Zionism is here again:) O`come on!:)

  • 15 Israel Muse // Sep 1, 2010 at 11.59 am

    The speakers of fuckin idiots are here… fuck you and your Zionism comments, stick them up your fuckin ass or I will doit for you!!

  • 16 hybe bay // Sep 1, 2010 at 4.41 pm

    hey muse wheres the serial killer that tried to escape to Israel? no newa at all. I think thats beccause the news is controlled by the chosen who still live in fear of 1939. Israel will never achieve hegemony in the middle east. Thank god Putin has sent advanced missles to syria. too bad my Jewish daughters spent the summer going to all the phony sites that are really not jewish at all, but tourist traps. ya ya ve new da money.

    what are you so nervous about? Could it be the RIFT between the US and Israel that is growing stronger every day. thank Loydd Blankfein for that. after all he is doing God’s work!! How’s Richard J. fuld doing?? he really looks like a happy man. Must have be the 540 million of Lehman stock he sold just before the company went under. Ifonly all real Americans could be convinced to shut off their TV’s for one month. Ahhhh then ve see some action and fear. maybe dig up David Sarnoff and hang him for him murdering of the Philp Farnsworth and the FM radio designer!!

    Rachel Corrie

  • 17 Israel Muse // Sep 1, 2010 at 4.48 pm

    hybe bay: you are a moron too, is that all you got?

    the serial killer is an Arab Muslim Israeli you idiot, he has no affiliation to us as Jews or Zionists – and there is still news about him, your media chooses not to show it anymore as he is not the highlight of the news anymore fool… you think a serial killer is the most important news, AMERICA is full of fuckin serial killers, you invented it…

    who said i am nervous, i just dont like morons like you who think you know everything and live in a complete bubble and dream world… we dont care about the US drift as you call it – we will survive thanks!

  • 18 Israel Muse // Sep 1, 2010 at 4.52 pm

    hybe bay: you are NOT a Jew, dont try fool anyone – you are a worthless piece of camel dung

    Tourist traps are tourist traps whether Jewish or Christian or Muslim, if your so called stupid daughter didnt realize this then perhaps she picked up your genes…

  • 19 Weather jerusalem israel // Dec 17, 2010 at 5.38 pm

    […] Apple gives Jerusalem to Israel | Syria News Wire 30 Aug 2010. Apple accepted international opinion, and in the weather app on the iPhone, gave two options: West Jerusalem, Israel, or East Jerusalem, Apple gives Jerusalem to Israel | Syria News Wire […]

  • 20 Eden Jerusalem Hotel // Jul 8, 2011 at 8.33 pm

    There is enough Jerusalem for all religions rather than fighting for total control over Jerusalem
    Eden Jerusalem Hotel

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