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Saturday, January 14, 2006

A pledge to add Palestine to the blog world country list

Salam, Here is pledge that was created by Haitham Sabbah: http://www.pledgebank.com/palestineblogs "I will not use Blogger.com, MySpace.com, Blog.com, Spaces.MSN.com and 360.yahoo.com but only if 5 other bloggers will urge them to immediately add 'Palestine' in their list of countries!." — Haitham Sabbah, Palestine is not on Blogs Map! Deadline to sign up by: 30th March 2006 8 people have signed up (3 over target) Country: Palestinian Territories More details Palestine is not in the country list! I was astonished and disappointed when I didn't find my country, 'Palestine', listed in the list of countries when I was trying to update my profile in all of these services (but not limited to): http://Blogger.com http://spaces.msn.com http://360.yahoo.com http://MySpace.com http://Blog.com Palestinians live in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. But that does not mean that Palestine and Palestinians do not exist! Do we know of Palestinian bloggers? Hardly any! Why? Because they can't identify themselves by country. Why not? Because these blogs services don't recognize Palestine in their country list! Imagine you are a Palestinian blogger, and you have no choice to identify that you exist there because these blog's services don't list Palestine in their country list. Is that a denial of existence? Ignorance? Intentional or unintentional bias? We hope note. But then they should add Palestine in their country list, NOW! Urge these blog services and all those you know of that don't list Palestine, to immediately add Palestine in their list of countries! Send requests to: Blogger.com Support: support@blogger.com Blog.com Support: support@blog.com Yahoo 360 Feedback: http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/360/cgi_feedback Spaces.msn.com Form: http://support.msn.com/eform.aspx?produc... Myspace.com Support: support@myspace.com Peace

3 comments:

raindrop said...

done :)

good idea, i hope all will send their requests as well

Haitham Sabbah said...

Thanks for cross posting this.

Just one note. The last two links are not correct, I mean you copied the text as is on the pledge page, but not the correct link to the last two.

piccolomondo said...

Also in CIA - The World Factbook Country Listing, there are Gaza Strip
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/gz.html
and West Bank,
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/gz.html
but no Palestine...