‘Palestine’ listed as country in State Department photo

A State Department photo on Instagram that listed "Palestine" as an official country on a flag case. The second commenter from the bottom, elinn9247, asks, "State department, have you noticed that one of the cases says Palestine? Is that official U.S. policy?" Credit: Instagram.

 (JNS.org) A photo posted on the U.S. State Department’s Instagram account last week lists “Palestine” as a country. 

In the photo, which featured hundreds of flags the State Department said related to meetings surrounding the U.N. General Assembly in New York, one flag case had “Palestine” written on the outside, with the Palestinian flag clearly visible inside.

A commenter on the Instagram page asks, “State Department, have you noticed that one of the cases says Palestine? Is that official U.S. policy?” The State Department did not return a request for comment from JNS.org.

Posted on September 25, 2013 .