Category: Rete-ECO


We have seen the new Google map for the Middle East, and we are offended to observe that the land from the Mediterranean sea to the Jordan river is labelled Israel, with no mention at all of the word Palestine, and only a barely seen dashed line to delimit the West Bank, with no mention at all of the indication of the juridical state of that area, but only the names of a few Israeli settlements, without any mention of the fact that they are illegal according to international law. Jordan itself is not mentioned as an independent kingdom: the only written word is the name of the city Amman.

We therefore ask Google to correct this map, to cancel the will of the authors of suppressing the existence of the Palestinian People and of Palestine as a region of the World. We envisage to promote an international protest against the unacceptable ethical and political stance of the authors of that map, and of Google itself as the firm responsible.