Thursday, May 06, 2004

Israel News : Jerusalem Post Internet Edition: "Official Olympics website doesn't list Israel's capital"

Greek Olympic officials have not listed Jerusalem as Israel's capital city on the official website for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (

The entry opposite the heading 'capital' is marked with an asterisk figure (*) instead.

A footnote, at the bottom of the webpage, reads: * Please visit the official United Nations website for further information regarding the capital of Israel.

The comment provides a web link to a United Nations fact file on Israel, which also doesn't list the Jewish State as having a Capital, but instead writes: "The position of the United Nations on the question of Jerusalem is contained in General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947."

Some months ago, the website had 'Jerusalem' down as the capital of 'Palestine', while Israel's capital slot was left empty. Following complaints lodged by National Union MK Arye Eldad with the Greek Embassy and Foreign Ministry, Israel's capital was entered as 'Tel Aviv', leaving the Palestinian slot blank.

Dude, I'm bored of this stuff. Check out an important news pages from Arutz-7 which chronicles all of the good news in Israel: [scroll to the bottom, click on "Good News".]


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