Israel does not pass Go


“Jerusalem, Israel” created problems for the makers of Monopoly.

Hasbro removed country names from an online contest to select cities for an international version after receiving complaints about “Jerusalem, Israel.”

The company is asking fans to vote on the cities to appear in the “World Edition” as well as on their placement on the board.

After pro-Palestinian groups complained about the inclusion of “Jerusalem, Israel,” a staffer pulled “Israel” from the Web site, The Associated Press reported. Complaints then came in, however, from people who noted that Jerusalem was the only city not attached to a country.

Hasbro apologized for that oversight last week and pulled all country names.

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