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Forecast: Slightly Improved Conditions, But Still Cloudy

As Charles has already reported, thanks to the public outcry, CNN has caved in and now Jerusalem, Israel exists on their site!
 
However the other issues I raised have not been addressed. Gaza and the West Bank are still listed as separate countries, and the non-existent Arab villages are still listed as cities.
 
A number of commenters here and on LGF have raised the possibility that with regard to this last issue, CNN are just using a predefined list of weather stations. While I have not had the chance to confirm this with the Israeli meteorological folk, Israellycool reader Laura writes:
For as long as I can remember, when you clicked on the CNN drop-down menu for cities in Israel you got a short list of the major cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel-Aviv, Beersheba, Tiberias, Eilat. Then about 6 weeks ago they added all the Arab names, but Jerusalem was still on the list. Then about 3-4 weeks ago they removed Jerusalem from the list. So I would say it’s a very deliberate change.
So as far as I am concerned, CNN has still got a long way to go – as well as a lot of explaining to do. Which means our work is not yet complete.
 
Update: Now Jerusalem is back on the list of cities (Thanks to Sabba Hillel for the heads-up).
 

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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