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London Olympics website fails to list Israel's capital

New website fails to name Jerusalem as Israel's capital, noting it instead as Palestinian one. Error fixed within several hours

Oren Aharoni
Published: 05.01.12, 09:19 / Israel Culture

Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics launched their new website Monday. The website offers information on the 205 participating nations and aims to keep fans appraised of the summer games' events.


The site, however, omitted one important detail for its page about Israel – Jerusalem.


בבוקר: שכחו את ירושלים. צילום מתוך האתר האולימפי

No Jerusalem (Screenshot)


Each nation's page included information about its capital city, but no such city was listed for Israel. Jerusalem was listed as the capital of Palestine, despite the fact that the de facto Palestinian capital is Ramallah.


בצהרים: ירושלים על המפה

The corrected page


Organizers were reportedly made aware of the problem not long after the website was launched and it was promptly rectified.


As of now, the Palestine page notes no official capital.








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