SUCCESS! – Yahoo Reunites Jerusalem

Many of you responded after we revealed how the data for Jerusalem, as supplied by Yahoo on the iPhone’s pre-installed Weather application, simply stopped updating. Yahoo had unilaterally divided the city and gave users a choice between “West Jerusalem, Israel” and “East Jerusalem, West Bank”.

Following a flood of complaints to Yahoo, it appears that the internet giant has listened. A new search for East Jerusalem now returns no results while a search for Jerusalem (or West Jerusalem) sees Israel’s capital reunited into one city located in Israel.

[Note: The East and West Jerusalem locations will not disappear automatically from the iPhone and will, as far as we can tell, continue updating the weather. Once they are deleted, however, they are gone for good leaving Jerusalem as the only option for that location.]

Yahoo is one of the Internet’s largest companies. As the default weather application on one of the most popular smart phones, Yahoo’s influence on the public cannot be understated.
Yahoo has listened and taken the appropriate action. We are extremely pleased that it has recognized that the weather should not be politicized.
Thank you to all of those who took action to achieve this result.

 

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