Google Street View in Israel: Tourists Vs. Terrorists?

Israeli security officials were concerned terrorists could use images to target civilians.

May 2, 2012 16:15
3 minute read.
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Google Street View 521. (photo credit: Matt Wantman/ Tazpit News Agency)


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Google Street View, launched five years ago in the United States and subsequently introduced to Europe, Australia, Asia and parts of Africa, has finally made its way to the Middle East.

Israel became the region's first country added to the service, when images of the Holy Land officially went up April 20.  Although the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad is available on Street View, Israel is the only country to show its streets and cities, which thus far include Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.


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