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February 19, 2012 8:07 pm
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Facebook Excludes Israel, Includes ‘Palestine’ in Text Message Service

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Times of Israel – Facebook doesn’t care where you live – unless you live in Israel. That’s the impression one might get from the curious absence of the name “Israel” on the only page on the site where you are required to list your location. Unlike residents of places as far-flung and exotic as Yemen, Seychelles, Rwanda, Guyana and Benin, to name just a few – as well as, interestingly, “Palestine” — Israelis cannot sign up to get text messages from their accounts on their cellphones.

This link leads you to Facebook’s Mobile Settings page. When you enter your password for sign-up, you’re presented with a drop-down list of countries. Israel isn’t there. Uganda, Mozambique, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan and Fiji are there, along with Palestine, and some 100 other countries.

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