Electronics Ignores Israel, Creates "Palestine"
A MidEastTruth Action
January 21, 2003
* Update (January 23, 2003): VICTORY!
We are happy to inform you that Samsung
Electronics updated their website
and removed "Palestine" from both the sales and the
In one day, we here at MidEastTruth received
over 300 emails from
supporters around the world who forwarded us the letters of protest
they sent to Samsung Electronics! We would like to thank all of
you for the overwhelming support.
A special thanks goes to the indefatiguable
Michael Freund, journalist for The Jerusalem Post, (whom we are
also very proud to have as a MidEastTruth contributing writer),
who wrote about our campaign in the Post and made so many more
people aware of it.
Again, thank you all. You should all be
proud of a campaign which was so successful in such a short time.
The MidEastTruth team.
* Update (January 22, 2003):
Michael Freund wrote about our campaign in The
Here’s an email we received recently:
Subject: FW: Your guidance regarding Samsung Anti-Israel website
I wanted to bring the following to your attention and perhaps
receive your guidance on something - perhaps you would know the
person /organization to turn to to deal with this matter.
A friend of mine recently
needed to repair a Samsung MP3 player - and so went to the international
website. In the service locations sections -
there is a World map
- with the different Samsung service locations. He looked up the
region - found the Middle East - but no Israel. What he did find,
however, was "Palestine".
Is some voice of protest
required here? If so, who is the best representative body to do
The website link is:
We often receive similar emails and it
is important to make sure that they are true. A visit to the Samsung
Electronics website confirmed the above.
Let Samsung Electronics know what you think!
Write to them at:
(you can find their PR dept. at the bottom.)
An Update (January 22, 2003):
Since we sent you the action email regarding
Samsung Electronics, we've
received dozens of emails , many of them referring us to a webpage
includes Israel at Samsung Electronics' website:
After answering many of them individually,
we're now sending the following
clarification to the whole list, as well as to other organizations
media. If you believe this is an important case, please do the
same and send
it to your local media outlets.
As we mentioned in our previous email,
we often receive emails regarding
anti-Israel bias on the part of commercial companies and it is
make sure that they are true. We don't send warnings or action
without first validating them ourselves on the site.
We did this with the Samsung website, as
well. We saw the page that has
Israel in it.
However, both Samsung Electronics webpages for service and for
locations include "Palestine" (and not the Palestinian
exclude Israel (although they do have an office in Israel):
Take a look and let Samsung know how you
Thank you for your support!
© 2003 by MidEastTruth
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