We get results!
We mentioned that the World Bank website seemed to purposefully exclude Israel from its list of nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A number of readers wrote to the body, and they seem to have fixed it.
This page now says:
The MENA Region includes: Algeria | Bahrain | Djibouti | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan
Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Malta | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | SyriaTunisia | United Arab Emirates | West Bank and Gaza | Yemen
Israel is also in the pull-down menu of states of that region, where it wasn't before.
(h/t Think of England)