Samsung Says Israel Is in Europe, ‘Palestine’ in the Middle East
Samsung has a webpage where you can choose what country you are in. The list is divided by region.
But if you are in Israel and look for a Hebrew page in the “Middle East” region, you are out of luck. You’d have to search a little further — into Europe.
Remarkably, Israel and “Palestine” are listed in completely different regions. Hebrew speakers in Israel apparently live in Europe, while their Palestinian Arab neighbors are in the Middle East.
By itself, this isn’t a big deal. But in the aggregate, the message being given by these sorts of things — UN regional memberships, sports leagues, and so forth — is that Israel doesn’t belong in the Middle East.
It reinforces the Arab lie that Israel is a European colonialist outpost, not a nation in the Middle East that has more historical reason to exist there than any Arab nation in the Levant.
It reinforces the idea that Jews do not belong in the region, because every nation in Samsung’s Middle East section is a Muslim-majority country.
It tells the world that “Palestine” exists and is where it is supposed to be, while Israel is somehow taking up space on Palestinian land.
A website isn’t necessarily a big deal — but it is a big deal. It legitimizes the idea that Israel really should not exist in the historic home of the Jewish people.
Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down you already knew that.