Friday, July 8, 2016

Belgium’s Proximus welcomes visitors to Israel to ‘Palestine’

Israelly Cool reports:
I think most of us are already accustomed to reports of certain companies omitting ‘Israel’ on their websites, and instead having references to ‘Palestine.’ In such cases, there is of course huge insult, but that insult arrives only after one searches the website.

An even worse level of insult is when it is pushed to you, as happened to someone from Belgium – with the mobile service provider Proximus – who arrived in Israel and had this appear on her phone:
proximus message
You needn’t speak Dutch to see that Proximus’ message is welcoming her to ‘Palestine.’

Someone else with Proximus who had previously arrived in Israel received the following French version of the message, which does refer to Israel.
proximus french
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This may also interest readers:
Belgium: Crisis center tells Israeli terror victims that Israel does not exist (Update: employee fired)

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