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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.


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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