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Monopoly Enters Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Monopoly Enters Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Monopoly Enters Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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The makers of Monopoly are creating a "World Edition" of the game. Instead of streets on the board, there will be cities. But Palestinian groups complained when Jerusalem was presented as part of Israel.

STEVEN INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The makers of Monopoly waded into Middle East politics and went directly to jail. The company is creating a world edition of its game. Instead of streets on the board there will be cities like Paris, France or Jerusalem, Israel -Jerusalem, Israel. Pro-Palestinian groups protested so the company made it just Jerusalem. Then more people complained because that was the only city without a country. So now all nations have been removed. It's MORNING EDITION.

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