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Yahoo weather reunites Jerusalem


June 16, 2010 | 12:23 pm

Yahoo has reunited Jerusalem on its weather application for the iPhone.

At the end of May, the pre-installed weather application on the iPhone switched from Jerusalem to a choice between “West Jerusalem, Israel” and “East Jerusalem, West Bank.” Its weather pages online also had offered two choices: Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, under the heading of IL, the postal designation for Israel; and Jerusalem, West Bank, under the heading PS, used to identify the Palestinian Authority.

A current search on the iPhone for East Jerusalem returns no results, according to Honest Reporting, which had urged its subscribers to send letters of complaint to Yahoo.

A current search for East Jerusalem on the Yahoo weather pages on the Internet yields this response: “We do not have weather for ‘East Jerusalem’ currently.” Weather for Jerusalem can be found at Jerusalem Yerushalayim. The page informs searchers that the information comes from the nearest weather station in Jerusalem, Israel.

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