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Virgin Atlantic has found itself at the centre of a social media row after removing the word Palestinian from an in-flight meal following complaints. A couscous-style salad had been described on a menu as "inspired by the flavours of Palestine". Pro-Israel social media users called for a boycott of the airline, saying it pandered to Palestinian supporters. However, the airline's decision to remove the terms sparked a fresh backlash from Palestinian sympathisers. Twitter user @Thedaniwilliams highlighted the controversial dish after taking a flight in December 2017. Sharing a photo of the menu, they suggested the airline had been influenced by the pro-Palestinian campaign group Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS). Full story

13 February