Google Recognizes Jerusalem as Part of “Israel” Adds Parts of the Old City to Street View

22 Apr, 2012

In Blog post announcing that google has added Jerusalem old city to Google maps street view Google has recognized Jerusalem as an Israeli city the post reads “
Every year, 3.5 million people come to Israel to visit ancient sites that are holy to billions of people, to walk among the unique stone of Jerusalem, or to relax on the beaches of the Mediterranean. “
“To help you explore Israel’s history and present, we’ve launched imagery of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Haifa on Street View.”

However there is no mention to Islamic holly sites in Jerusalem like Al Aqsa Masjed and Dome of Shrine Masjed.

Google has done a mistake by recognizing the old city as part of “Israel” and this is expected to damage its image among Muslims worldwide. It is worth mentioning that the Current CEO and the other cofounder of Google are Jews.

Here are the places from Palestine Google added to street view:

“You can explore the narrow streets of Jerusalem’s Old City and each of its four quarters, walk along the Via Dolorosa and see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, visit the Western Wall and the Mount of Olives. You can stop by the Biblical Zoo, then visit the Israel Museum and the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum—and explore more with the Art Project and the Yad Vashem photo archive. Or you can stroll through Tel Aviv’s bohemian Neve Tzedek neighborhood and the ancient port of Jaffa, and take a virtual trip to some of Tel Aviv’s scenic beaches or to Haifa’s Baha’i Gardens. “

Via Tech Wadi.

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  1. James  |  May 9th, 2012 at 6:42 PM #

    Face it, it is an Israeli city. There may be some disagreement about the future- but it’s under israeli municipality

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