#InIsrael ~~ IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO (ERASING ISRAEL FROM THE MAP)

It’s OK for Israel to completely erase Palestine from the map BUT it’s a No-No if Palestinians do the same to Israel …

It takes two to tango!

ISRAEL ERASED IN UN SCHOOLS

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UN-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza use textbooks which negate the existence of Israel; teach Western Wall, Cave of the Patriarchs are exclusively Muslim holy sites which the zionists strive to occupy; stamps from the British Mandate period are doctored to remove the Hebrew.
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Picture of the countries of the Middle East in one of the textbooks. "Palestine" is superimposed on the whole of Israel

Picture of the countries of the Middle East in one of the textbooks. “Palestine” is superimposed on the whole of Israel

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British stamp from the Mandate Era. On the right, all three languages included on the original stamp. On the left, the doctored stamp used in Palestinian textbooks, completely erasing the Hebrew

British stamp from the Mandate Era. On the right, all three languages included on the original stamp. On the left, the doctored stamp used in Palestinian textbooks, completely erasing the Hebrew

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Tel al-Rabia, circled, appears in place of Tel Aviv on a "Map of Palestine" used in UN schools. No Jewish towns built after 1948 are included

Tel al-Rabia, circled, appears in place of Tel Aviv on a “Map of Palestine” used in UN schools. No Jewish towns built after 1948 are included

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The ACTUALITY …..
This is OK as far as zion is concerned .....

This is OK as far as zion is concerned …..

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Google joins in with their own eraser

Google joins in with their own eraser

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Image by Carlos Latuff

Read the related report from Mondoweiss HERE

Read the related report from Mondoweiss HERE

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SO ……. Let’s dance!
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THE LATEST IN TOONS ~~ PUTTING THE SCREWS TO SYRIA AND PALESTINE

Images by Carlos Latuff

Erdogan's First Day of School at Kremlin Related report HERE

Erdogan’s First Day of School at Kremlin … Related report HERE

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Google blames bug for removing ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza’ from Israel/Palestine map -

Google blames bug for removing ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza’ from Israel/Palestine map –

Google blames a malfunction for removing the terms “West Bank” and “Gaza Strip” from its map of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

“There has never been a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps, however we discovered a bug that removed the labels for ‘West Bank’ and ‘Gaza Strip’. We’re working quickly to bring these labels back to the area,” said a Google spokesperson in an email to Mondoweiss.

The bug Google blames for the erasure of the labels set off a wave of outraged Tweets and Facebook posts in the last several days, although the deletion reportedly occurred as early as July 25th. The Palestinian Journalists Forum issued a widely circulated denouncement of the removal.

“The move is also designed to falsify history, and geography as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland, and a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs as well as the world,” the PJF said, according to Turkish Radio Television (TRT).

Andrew Kadi, a co-chair of the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, told Mondoweiss that he feels Google is part of the problem when it comes to recognizing the occupation. Although the United States and United Nations have repeatedly in the past declared Israel’s military to be an occupying force in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, that obvious declaration has fallen out of style. Google’s omission of the word makes this amnesia possible.

“I just searched Palestine on Google Maps and it brings up Israel basically. Israel is labelled like Israel, like lots of different parts of what is now recognized as Israel, but you do not have a label that clearly states that the Golan Heights is occupied. You don’t have anything that clearly states that the West Bank is occupied. Although you have the Green Line you have nothing that indicates that East Jerusalem is militarily occupied. And these aren’t my definitions, these are the international definitions, recognized by every country including the U.S. So it’s odd,” Kadi said.

The debate over Google’s alleged bug “overlooks that Google has not been correctly labelling these areas correctly anyway.”

Kadi said that for someone unfamiliar with the history of the region, then these dashed lines, labelled in fine print “1949 Armistice Line,” don’t mean anything. If you wanted to fact check whether the Palestinian territories are occupied or not, Google’s map wouldn’t tell you much.

“If they want to be treated as a geographical information resource, then they have to take that more seriously. At a minimum, of meeting the international community’s definition of the Occupied West Bank, Occupied East Jerusalem and the Occupied Golan Heights,” he added.

Kadi also expects that Google’s investment in Israel, and its purchasing of Israeli navigation app Waze, might have inspired the “bug” to happen.

Bug or not, “Google is benefiting from the country that’s erased us,” said Kadi, who is Palestinian-American.

Waze, and human error, was at least partially to blame for a deadly incident this winter, when two Israeli soldiers wandered their vehicle into the Qalandia refugee camp, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, and ended up pinned down by a firebomb, Newsweek reported. In rescuing the wayward soldiers, Israeli forces killed a 22-year-old Palestinian man Iyad Amr Sajdiyeh. Citing a report in Haaretz, the March, 1 Newsweek article details how the Israeli military put in force “Hannibal” orders that allow for commanders to place Palestinian civilians in danger to prevent the capture of Israeli troops. Waze said the soldiers were not using the feature that prevents accidental navigation into Palestinian areas.

“Waze has and is continuing to work directly with the relevant authorities to decrease such mishaps from occurring, but unfortunately there is no ability to prevent them altogether as ultimately some prudence is in the driver’s hands,” Julie Mossler, a representative for the company, told the magazine.

The blindness of the tech industry to the mortal danger of occupation can endanger Palestinian and Israeli lives in other ways, the Daily Dot reports. Some roads are restricted to settlers solely. The author, Jonathan Brown, explains:

“If you’re Palestinian, to travel on Google-endorsed roads, you’ll need to secure a series of permits and agreements, which the Israeli authority now hands out less frequently with each passing year,” Brown wrote in 2014. “Exceptions might be made for a journey to Jerusalem, for prayers at Al Aqsa, but probably only during Ramadan. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) calls some roads in this network ‘sterile roads.’ For Palestinians, use [of] these are prohibited entirely.”

Imagine taking your Google Maps app back in time, to Mississippi in the 1960s, and driving as an African American person through a “sun down town,” where police would arrest people of color if discovered outside after dark. Unless Google wrote the grim reality of Jim Crow into your phone, you could be driving into a lynching. The same thing applies in for Palestinians under Israeli occupation, and living near settler neighbors who threaten them.

As Google labors to fix the bug, some observers of Israel/Palestine have noted that the erasure of the words “West Bank” and “Gaza” inadvertently reflect a reality that hardly gets mentioned in American discussions of the region: the huge degree of control Israel exerts over the West Bank and Gaza. The fact of military domination renders talk of a “two-state solution” divorced from the fact that Israel and its Occupied Palestinian Territories operate as an effectively single but deeply dysfunctional and unequal political entity.

Kadi said that one of his first reactions to seeing the words removed was how much it made Palestine/Israel look like a single country. The Oslo-mandated Palestinian Authority failing to coalesce under military occupation into a sovereign government, quelle surprise, has lead to a the popularity of a “rights-based” approach becoming more popular, Kadi said.

One prominent social media figure appeared to endorse a single, equitable state as the solution to Israel/Palestine’s woes.

Dena Takruri, a correspondent for AJ+, Al Jazeera’s digital first, Facebook news reel, reshared a previous video piece about the immensity of the Separation/Security/Apartheid Fence/Barrier/Wall, with this telling take:

“If only it was one state with equal rights for all, as Google’s maps suggest…” Takruri wrote.

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Hey Google it's called Palestine not Israel ! you can remove it from the maps,but can't remove it from our hearts!

Hey Google it’s called Palestine not Israel ! You can remove it from the maps,but can’t remove it from our hearts!!

#CensoringTheTruth ~~ ISRAEL,GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE COMBINE FORCES

'We won't allow the truth to set you free!'

‘We won’t allow the truth to set you free!’

The Israeli coordination with Google and YouTube has very serious implications, and many journalists have spoken out in opposition, saying it is a direct assault on the Freedom of the Press.

 

Israel To Coordinate With Google, YouTube, To Censor Palestinian Videos Of Conflict

By Saed Bannoura

The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely, held meetings this week with representatives of YouTube and Google, to find ways of cooperating to censor Palestinian videos from occupied Palestine, videos she dubbed as “inciting violence and terrorism.”

Israeli daily Maariv said Hotovely will be working with Google and YouTube officials in a joint mechanism that will be in charge of “monitoring and preventing” any publication of materials deemed by Tel Aviv to be “inflammatory.”

Hotovely announced in a Hebrew-only press release that she met with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Google’s Director of Public Policy, Jennifer Oztzistzki, at Google’s Silicon Valley Offices.

Hotovely said that she received a comprehensive review mechanism for companies to monitor the films that allegedly incite violence, claiming that the supposed ‘incitement videos’ drive young children to go out and stab: “The attacks daily in Israel are the result of youths and children incited by the education system and the social networks, this is a daily war of incitement.”

She said that Google agreed to strengthen the bilateral relations with Israel’s Foreign Ministry, and build a mechanism of “collaborative work” that would make both parties partners in monitoring the published materials and censoring them.

The Israeli move comes amidst escalating tension in occupied Palestine, and a large number of videos, including those showing Israeli soldiers and officers killing Palestinians execution-style after injuring them, and many videos that in general highlight the suffering of the Palestinian people, living under the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The Israeli coordination with Google and YouTube has very serious implications, and many journalists have spoken out in opposition, saying it is a direct assault on the Freedom of the Press.

All foreign journalists who report in the Occupied Territories are required to register with the Israeli military, and any footage that they film is required to go through the Israeli Military Censor’s office before it can be released.

With the recent advances in technology, many Palestinians and other civilians have been able to post videos uncensored online.

The Israeli government has frequently voiced its discontent with this development, and have worked to find ways to continue to censor videos coming out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Via IMEMC

GOOGLE HARASSMENT? … or WORSE??

I was just informed that zionist ads sponsored by Google are appearing at the end of my posts.

I do not subscribe to Google ads nor do I endorse any that might appear on this Blog. Disclaimer that appears in ‘Pages’ states this. Anyone else that finds these ads on their Blog should add a disclaimer as well.

This could be the work of either Google themselves or some very bored ziohackers that obviously have too much time on their hands.

Here is the latest example…..


DON’T PLUG INTO ZIONISM…

I was surprised that Window Into Palestine, an informative site on Palestinian reality was classified by WOT as “dangerous”. It does have many javascripts but most seem just the normal stuff (addthis, google, etc.) Nothing alarming really.

The above is taken from yesterday’s post about the latest Google attack.. (BTW, the Blog in question is back on line)
BUT, WTF is WOT???  Novice that I am had no idea. It stands for Web Of Trust.


Web of Trust is one of Mozilla’s most popular add-ons. Our safe surfing tool uses a traffic-light style rating system to help you stay safe when you search, surf and shop online.

WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The WOT add-on provides reputation ratings to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Wikipedia and other popular sites, helping you protect your computer and personal information. Your online email account – Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail is also protected.


WOT is a creation of Mozilla, a Web Browser that came on the scene after the demise of Netscape. They appear to be independent from the outside, but they apparently are one of Google’s prime ‘charitable organisations’ at the moment. With the support received, I am sure comes a commitment to uphold the ideals of the Google Corporation, which includes the blind support of zionism. Hence the determination that Window Into Palestine is a ‘dangerous’ site.


The reality is that the zionists themselves are the dangerous ones. Their Web Tools should be avoided at all costs, including their Blogsite, Blogger. There are other vehicles where you can set up your own Blog, far away from the harassment of Jerusalem’s ‘overseer’.


DON’T LET ZIONISM DICTATE TO YOU WHAT IS TRUSTWORTHY OR NOT!


DON’T DOWNLOAD WOT OR YOU MIGHT ZAP YOURSELF RIGHT OFF THE NET!!


DON’T PLUG INTO ZIONISM!!!

GOOGLE ATTACKING BLOGS AGAIN

One of my sidelinks leads to a Blog called Window Into Palestine….
if you click on it you get the following popup from Google….

Reported Attack Page!

This web page at windowintopalestine.blogspot.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

Following is a message from the Blog’s Administrator….

In a way you could say that Window into Palestine is more then an attack page, you bet it is!
But the only harming I am trying to do is to the Zionist Israeli Propaganda Machine and their partners here in the West that include the majority of the United States and Canadian Government. Most of the Mainstream Media, Most Financial Corporate Whores, believe me the list continues and it’s big.

I am trying to help others that want to wake people up that are brainwashed when it comes to Palestine.

Window into Palestine has over 10,000 pages, started back in July 3, 2006 the first article was posted here

http://windowintopalestine.blogspot.com/2006/07/corporate-media-ignores-war-against.html The Corporate Media Ignores the War Against Palestinians.

I try and bring the people from around the web to a window where they look and see what’s happening into Palestine. Here they can get instant access to the sites that are more better like Sabbah, and all the great Palestine Blogs located over at Blogs For Palestine.

I have been reviewing what people are saying the web on the current events as they unfold regarding Window into Palestine:

I was surprised that Window Into Palestine, an informative site on Palestinian reality was classified by WOT as “dangerous”. It does have many javascripts but most seem just the normal stuff (addthis, google, etc.) Nothing alarming really.

But found that the classification also included red marks for “trustworthiness” and “child safety”. Then I realized that it was, with all likelihood, suffering from a smear campaign by Zionists, using WOT voting system as a political tool.

The site is as safe as it can get and informative. It’s good.

I would have to agree: please help this blog. Spare a moment and contact the following with complaints about what is currently happening.

contact@stopbadware.org

http://twitter.com/Web_of_Trust

Google or Blogger

GOOGLE CONTINUES TO CENSOR URUKNET


Google’s censors: The cat is out of the bag

Uruknet

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January 10, 2009

As our readers know, on April 24, 2008 Google stopped indexing Uruknet.info as a news source. It was the fourth time that Google discontinues indexing Uruknet. The previous times google had reinstated it following many complaints sent in by our readers. The last time there was nothing to be done: in a first moment google news wouldn’t even answer to our emails and, at last, after about ten days has answered with a series of lies.


Hi Enzo, Thank you for your note. We received numerous complaints from users about your site and after reviewing it we’ve found that we could no longer include it in Google News. We currently don’t include sites that are primarily news aggregators, and we weren’t able to find any stories on your site that weren’t from outside sources. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause. Please be assured that we’ll log your site for future consideration should our requirements change Thanks for your interest in Google News. Regards, The Google Team

Of course, they were only excuses.

1) The Google Team did not say which kind of complaints they received and from whom;

2) The Google Team wrote: “we weren’t able to find any stories on your site that weren’t from outside sources”. Probably The Google Team didn’t look up carefully since Uruknet publishes regularly original articles. Moreover, many articles we publish are sent us by their authors for publication and Uruknet links to their blogs and websites for fairness.

3) The Google Team wrote “We currently don’t include sites that are primarily news aggregators.” This is patently false because Google News does include a lot of websites that are primarily or exclusively news aggregators. While a few of them hide the original source, most of them openly quote the link to the original source as we do.

4) Finally, being this the fourth time just in a couple of years Google News stopped indexing Uruknet.info, we acknowledge that every single time Google gave us a different reason.

When we pointed out to the Google Team that google.news does index hundreds news aggregators, some of those even publishes (quoting the link to the original source) original articles from uruknet,

google.news has called us to delation, writing us to report websites that according to us were unduely indexed, almost as if we had asked other websites to be removed and not ours to be reindexed.

Obviously, due to uselessness and to the level of baseness achieved by google, the email exchange with the Google Team was ended.

Anyway, censorship carried out by google towards uruknet wasn’t restricted to this: subsequently

google.com also started to delete uruknet’s articles previously indexed.

It even seems that google mail has blacklisted the name of uruknet: when we repeatedly tried to submit uruknet.info to Google Blog Search for inclusion we didn’t even receive the usual email from robots.

A this point, we were sure that “someone” had asked google to carry out a total censorship on uruknet: the few pages still indexed by google.com are an obvious trick used in order to disguise censorship and not making it immediately evident to any user.

Anyhow, we needed a proof, and we achieved it easily: we arranged two new websites, one in Italian and the other in English, respectively

Notizie dal Medio Oriente and News from Middle East, that are in fact perfect mirrorings of uruknet, with a few graphic changes, and we put them directly on the same server where uruknet is located.

After that we requested google.news to index them and after they analysed both websites, we obtained it without the least problem. Of course when the google.news guys will read this article, they will stop indexing Notizie dal Medio Oriente and News from Middle East, but we have saved a copy of google news pages:

News from Middle East on google.news and Notizie dal Medio Oriente on news.google.it .

So, it was so clear since the very first moment, all the despicable excuses pleaded by google.news for having removed uruknet were lies google came up with in order to account for the censorship obviously pressed for by someone who didn’t like our website. All we needed was to change the name of the website leaving untouched form and substance and every problem was gone.

We don’t even want to make conjectures about who may have requested google.news to ban uruknet, though, obviously, it doesn’t seem so difficult to guess which political setting could put pressure on google in order to obtain censorship of our website.

Whoever did it, actually, we have now proved that google, the main search engine in the world – or, at least some people inside the Google Team – delists websites on request, and then makes clumsy attempts to justify the censorship operation with some excuses and lies invented on the spot. It is quite clear that the gravity of this matter goes way beyond google.news’ censorship of our website. In our case, undoubtfully censorship was due to political reasons but, since this is the way google behaves, we can easily imagine that, if “duly” pressed, google may censor (and supposedly has already censored) – and, like in our case, also blacklist – websites that are unwelcome for any reason to who is powerful or important enough or has suitable instruments of pressure.


We’ll forward this text to all internet and anti-censorship organizations. In the meanwhile, we ask our readers to send us (at the following address <
URUK@INTERNET-FREEDOM.ORG > ) notice about all cases of censorship carried out by google : of course we will publish them on our website.

GOOGLE KOSHERING ITS SITES ~~ TWO MORE BBB’s

Google is still at it… banning Blogspot bloggers… who dare to be critical of Israeli policies.
The latest two victims are
and
Both were determined to be ‘Spam Blogs’…. an unquestionably non kosher entity on any Google site.

Hello,

   Your blog at: http://khaledislaih.blogspot.com/ has been identified as

a
potential spam blog. To correct this, please request a review by filling out
the form at
http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?lockedBlogID=4903965527845945553

Your blog will be deleted within 20 days if it isn’t reviewed, and
you’ll be unable to publish posts during this time. After we receive your
request, we’ll review your blog and unlock it within two business days. If
this blog doesn’t belong to you, you don’t have to do anything, and any
other blogs you may have won’t be affected.

We find spam by using an automated classifier. Automatic spam detection is
inherently fuzzy, and occasionally a blog like yours is flagged incorrectly. We
sincerely apologize for this error. By using this kind of system, however, we
can dedicate more storage, bandwidth, and engineering resources to bloggers like
you instead of to spammers. For more information, please see Blogger Help:
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42577

Thank you for your understanding and for your help with our spam-fighting
efforts.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

P.S. Just one more reminder: Unless you request a review, you won’t be
able to use your blog. Click this link to request the review:
http://www.blogger.com/unlock-blog.g?lockedBlogID=4903965527845945553

They are so polite… it makes you want to hurl! Good luck guys in getting your Blogs unlocked… if you want to avoid further hassles c’mon down to www.wordpress.com
There are lots of folks that visit this Blog that can help you set up a new site.

* Be sure to see the first comment on this post

AUTOMATED McCARTHYISM

McCarthyism has come a long way since the dark days of the 1950’s…. its new arena of ‘action’ is now the Internet. Instead of FBI goons doing searches for the suspected enemy, the dirty work is done today by robots.

Google has used these ‘auto goons’ for some time, in fact, Automated McCarthyism has become their modus operandi. Just show any inclination on the Web that you might be a supporter of the Palestinian Cause or the Anti War Movement and ‘poof’ the robots got you!

Here is the latest example…. as told to my dear Associates at Uruknet..

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I linked to Uruknet and immediately started to get

spam warnings from Blogger….

Edna Spennato, http://earthheal.blogspot.com/

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July 5, 2008

It’s madness. Last night I was putting up links to news

sites on my blog http://earthheal.blogspot.com/ It was

easy to link to all of them except Uruknet. I had to

try about 5 times before it went through. That was

the first weird thing. Finally managed to get the link

up, and then later posted something else and suddenly

to do so I needed to do word verification… and when

I clicked on their link, this below is the message they

sent back 🙂 Edna XXX

Request Received

We have received your request for a review
to verify that your blog is not a spam blog.
Someone will look over your blog and respond
to earthhealadmin@gmail.com

Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.

This is what it says on my blog now:

Earth Heal’s Mirror Blog

IMPORTANT: If this blog gets “locked”, our MIRROR SITE can be accessed here.

This site is currently being threatened with closure
as a “spam site” by Blogger (Google) for linking
to the news site,

Uruknet, a link we do not intend
to remove. There is a relentless campaign going
on to silence Uruknet, by Google, which you can
read about
here. Many sites have already been
“locked” by Blogger for their political content or
their links, on the pretext of being so-called “spam sites”.

We won’t bow to internet censorship.

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Edna linked to Uruknet! That’s her crime? That is worthy of censorship?
Google seems to think so, let’s not forget that Uruknet itself has been a victim of theirs.

A spam blog at one time was one that used an excessive number of links in its posts, usually leading to porn sites or unscrupulous business offers. Today it is simply a blog ‘suspected’ of not towing Google’s ‘line’ and daring to voice opinions contrary to their pro zionist positions.

Google was once known for its news searches and  alerts… it seems to have become a Uruknet search and alert system instead…

Brings to mind the ‘good ole days of the 60’s when McCarthyism ran rampant as can be seen in the lyrics of this old ‘Movement’ song

An updated version can be seen here in a short video…

So, welcome to the ‘club’ Edna! Good to have you on board!

UPDATES ON GOOGLES LATEST GAG ORDER

The following is the response from the Uruknet Team regarding the situation with Google…. it is followed by a repeat of my post from yesterday on the issue.


Lost in the cyberspace
Google’s censorship against Uruknet

Uruknet

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Google must really have a thing against Uruknet. After Google News’ censorship now Uruknet disappears even on Google’s search engine.

Google stopped indexing Uruknet the middle of May. After Uruknet wrote (again!) many e-mails to Google (and again! we didn’t receive any reply) Google restarted indexing some (not all!) Uruknet’s article on June 17. However, it seems that these articles have a short life on Google since they keep disappearing immediately after they are indexed.

For instance this is a Google’s page saved today, June 19, at 3pm Rome time and this is the same search Google page, the same day at 10 pm Rome time – While the first page at 3pm shows the Uruknet’s article indexed by Google, in the second page’s results the article disappeared and Google left simply the Uruknet’s homepage. Moreover Uruknet’s articles indexed by Google before the middle of May are being disappearing as if someone is manually deleting them. As odd it may seem, it’s as if someone inside Google deleted the indexed article.

Google has already stopped indexing Uruknet from Google News, justifying it with lies and preposterous excuses. Now it seems Google is deleting even those Uruknet’s articles that had already been automatically indexed by the search engine.

Furthermore Google search engine shows Uruknet’s results at the very last position, if at all.

Google’s censorship becomes very clear if one contrasts and compares the search of the word “uruknet” on Google and Yahoo.

Searching the word “uruknet” on Google this evening the results were 194,000.

On Yahoo the same word shows 1,550,000 results.

We don’t ask anymore our readers to write to Google since we lost even our last hopes in their fairness and good faith, but we would be grateful if our readers could post and distribute this article over the Internet; this affair goes far beyond Uruknet and Internet censorship is a real threat and is happening now.

Of course we reserve the right to take legal action against Google.

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GOOGLE GAGGING AGAIN ~~ URUKNET REMOVED COMPLETELY

One of my Associates, Uruknet.Info, is once again the victim of Google’s zionist inspired polices. Just a month ago, the co-founder of Google was in Israel to ‘celebrate’ its 60 years as an occupying power… he obviously was inspired by his visit as his Company’s policies seem to have shifted even more to the right than they were before his trip.

Uruknet has been hacked, taken of Google News indexing and now, the latest… taken off Google completely. How can this be done? We really don’t know, but we do know that Google has refused to respond to the thousands of requests by readers to reinstate Uruknet on Google News. They came up with a response after weeks only to the site itself where it “reasoned” that Uruknet was “only” an aggregator. All of us know that it is an exceptionally important aggregator, but it is far more than that! It contains original material, has editorial choices and space for commentary and it presents for an international public much material that otherwise would not be translated or disseminated. Without being listed on Google, as much as we detest Google for its arbitrary blocking that many of us have had to undergo, losing readership in the meantime, we are able to admit that for a news site to not be listed AT ALL on Google means that NO ONE at all finds
their articles on a simple search. This includes archived material. This is something that we find unacceptable and it demands that all of us try to do our best to take action to change this situation as soon as possible. Uruknet serves an important role on the Internet, it is one of the few sites where the truth can be found about the Iraqi War and the occupation of Palestine.

Friends in our Blogging Community are presently discussing plans on how to combat Google’s policies. I will keep you all posted on what those plans are. In the meantime, this post is just to make you aware of the situation in general. If anyone has ideas, please post them in the comments, anything that can help us will be appreciated. You can also email me at the address found in my links (About DesertPeace). I also urge my readers to cross post this message so that a real campaign can get underway to stop censorship at Google.
Thanks.
Mary Rizzo contributed to this post.

GOOGLE GAGGING AGAIN ~~ URUKNET REMOVED COMPLETELY

One of my Associates, Uruknet.Info, is once again the victim of Google’s zionist inspired polices. Just a month ago, the co-founder of Google was in Israel to ‘celebrate’ its 60 years as an occupying power… he obviously was inspired by his visit as his Company’s policies seem to have shifted even more to the right than they were before his trip.


Uruknet has been hacked, taken of Google News indexing and now, the latest… taken off Google completely. How can this be done? We really don’t know, but we do know that Google has refused to respond to the thousands of requests by readers to reinstate Uruknet on Google News. They came up with a response after weeks only to the site itself where it “reasoned” that Uruknet was “only” an aggregator. All of us know that it is an exceptionally important aggregator, but it is far more than that! It contains original material, has editorial choices and space for commentary and it presents for an international public much material that otherwise would not be translated or disseminated.

Without being listed on Google, as much as we detest Google for its arbitrary blocking that many of us have had to undergo, losing readership in the meantime, we are able to admit that for a news site to not be listed AT ALL on Google means that NO ONE at all finds
their articles on a simple search. This includes archived material. This is something that we find unacceptable and it demands that all of us try to do our best to take action to change this situation as soon as possible. Uruknet serves an important role on the Internet, it is one of the few sites where the truth can be found about the Iraqi War and the occupation of Palestine.

Friends in our Blogging Community are presently discussing plans on how to combat Google’s policies. I will keep you all posted on what those plans are. In the meantime, this post is just to make you aware of the situation in general. If anyone has ideas, please post them in the comments, anything that can help us will be appreciated. You can also email me at the address found in my links (About DesertPeace). I also urge my readers to cross post this message so that a real campaign can get underway to stop censorship at Google.

Thanks.
Mary Rizzo contributed to this post.

IS GOOGLE ATTACKING LEBANON?

I received an email from a reader which I must share…. in it he asked for feedback on the subject, I am sure there are others that would be interested in this….

The email follows…

I’m curious to know if you are aware of any censorship issues within the Google search engine itself?

I was born in Lebanon, grew up in the States, and recently (four years ago) returned to live here….I have been keeping a diary http://www.inquisitor.com/NYDiary/ and I recently opened up my pages to google, and noticed a jump in hits and then–nothing.

below is the story….any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Samidoun!

best,

D.

Recently I signed up for “Google analytics”, which allows you to monitor who is hitting your pages and see what keywords are “working” and if there are any problems with your pages.

It helped me mostly to clean up my code and page identification; I couldn’t care less about the commercial aspects of things. I made a few changes to how the site was working, including removing a global ban on “robots” searching through the whole site and not just the front pages.

Google quickly came in and sucked up everything.

And I noticed the hits going up, especially on the search term “Beirut diary”, which made me glad–I was determined to get a spin-free version of things out there….in fact, because the site in general is linked from the outside a lot, “Beirut Diary” had my pages #1 in Google searches on the term.

But then something weird happened. Instead of progressing with the other keyword searches, the Beirut searches stopped. Meaning, no searches on “Beirut diary” bring up anything from the web site before the third or fourth page in their search listings.

I was thinking this was their algorithm that prefers commercial web sites, but then it wouldn’t make sense that it “all of a sudden” shifted.

Unless they are monitoring this stuff.

I’m still trying to figure it out, and *perhaps* there is some weird algorithmic answer, but I still find it very strange.

Below is a graph that was included in the mail… http://www.inquisitor.com/

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