Israel missing on ESPN, but ‘Palestine’ present

The country of Israel is missing from at least part of ESPN’s website, while Palestine is included throughout, raising the eyebrows of some sports fans since Israel is an existing country and Palestine is not.

Israel is not included among countries in part of ESPN’s TV listings, while “Palestine” is.

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The portion where Israel is missing is in the TV-listing section of

A drop-down menu at the top right of the page has countries listed in alphabetical order. On the list are Hungary, Iceland, Iran and Ireland, immediately followed by Italy, Jordan and Kazakhstan.

Though Israel might be expected to appear between Ireland and Italy, it’s not found anywhere on the list, though Palestine is included, between Oman and Poland.



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