iPhone App Divides Jerusalem


(JTA) — Yahoo’s weather application for the iPhone has divided Jerusalem.

Users of the pre-installed application must now choose between “West Jerusalem” and “East Jerusalem, West Bank,” to get the weather for the city following a change that went into effect over the weekend. The temperature information for both choices is identical.

A search for Jerusalem on the Yahoo weather pages yields 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. The information for both designations comes from the same weather station, identified on the Yahoo weather pages as Jerusalem, Israel.

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