(THE BLAZE) -- As TheBlaze first reported on Sunday after a tip from a reader, the time zone setting on Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system shows Jerusalem without a country. This is apparently a repeat pattern for the company, as its last operating system iOS 6 also did not attribute Jerusalem to Israel, for which it is the official capital.
While Apple’s media relations department has not yet responded to two e-mail inquiries from TheBlaze requesting comment, Israel’s foreign ministry is using words like “pernicious,” “pathetic” and “ignorance” to describe the operating system’s feature.
Paul Hirschson, Deputy Foreign Ministry Spokesman, tells TheBlaze, “We and everyone else knows Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and all the busy work of trying to pretend Jerusalem isn’t Israel’s capital is somewhere between pernicious and pathetic.”
“Let’s hope that for a wonderful company like Apple it’s one of those rare instances of unfortunate ignorance,” he says, adding, “I’d like to see them and everyone else acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Quite simple.” Read more via The Blaze...