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Israel: Israel or Palestine? Facebook Can't Decide

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Israel, Palestine, Digital Activism, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

Can't quite figure out politics and geography in the Middle East? You're not the only one. Facebook seems confused as well. Israeli bloggers Dion Nissenbaum of Checkpoint Jerusalem [1] and Carl of Israel Matzav [2] noticed that Jewish settlements in the West Bank had been repatriated to Israel after Facebook previously labeled them part of Palestine. Facebook's changes came in the face of cyber-pressure from both sides of the divide.