Google Doodle celebrates Israel's Independence Day

Google's May 9 Doodle shows an Israeli flag in celebration of Israel Independence Day.

May 9, 2019 07:39
Israeli flag as Google doodle, Independence Day 2019

Israeli flag as Google doodle, Independence Day 2019. (photo credit: HAGAY HACOHEN)

Google is celebrating Israeli independence alongside the Jewish state. On May 9, the search giant changed its homepage Doodle to an Israeli flag. When clicked, it links to news and events taking place throughout the country.

The Doodle came as a bit of a surprise, after last week, the company ignored Holocaust Memorial Day.

The mayor of Ramat Gan, Carmel Shama Hacohen, last week sent a letter to Google Israel asking for the addition of a Doodle to commemorate the solemn day.

"Google makes sure to commemorate far less important occasions, so it is only expected that Google would lower its 'virtual flag' to half-mast and put a picture of a candle in memory of six million Jews," Hacohen wrote.

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