Despite the United States and Israel’s insistence that Palestinians are not entitled to their own country, the internet giant has decided that it is time to officially recognize Palestine as a legitimate entity. From the Palestinian News Network:
The International web search engine “Google” recognized the Palestinian state after it was referring to Palestine as “The Palestinian Territories” since its establishment.
When writing the link related to Palestine (www.google.ps) the word google is showed at the page and the word Palestine comes beneath it.
This comes after Palestine was recognized as a non-member state at the United Nations in November 2012.
It’s an interesting development from a philosophical point of view as it symbolizes the declining importance of governments when it comes to defining political realities. An alternative world is being created online, and it’s relevance to the real world is becoming ever more important.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.