Monopoly snafu over Jerusalem

The maker of Monopoly, Hasbro, issued an apology last week after an employee, responding to complaints from pro-Palestinian groups, eliminated the word “Israel” from the Jerusalem entry in an online contest to select names for a new Monopoly board game — Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition.

The company decided to pull all country names from other cities when even more people complained, including the Israeli government, because Jerusalem was listed as the only city without a country.

Voting in the contest ends Friday, Feb. 29 for the Top 20 cities and March 9 for two wild-card cities nominated by voters. The top vote-getting city will get the prime Boardwalk spot on the board. — ap