Google’s Anti-Israel Bias is showing!

Posted on February 11, 2008. Filed under: Liberal Idiots, Media Bias |

I can’t stand Google! They are so biased about so many things. I’ve contacted them a couple of times to complain, but now they make it very hard to contact them. They are biased against Israel and anything conservative, and I say we all stop using them!! I won’t hold my breath for that though.

Google Earth: Israel ‘stole Palestinian land’
Says Jews drove out Arabs even though town was founded on empty sand dunes

Posted: February 11, 2008
By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
TEL AVIV – An Israeli town is suing Internet giant Google after surprised municipal officials discovered Google Earth, the popular, user-driven satellite map, labels their city as stolen Palestinian land.

“[The label] is simply complete nonsense,” Yossi Ben-Artzi, a history professor at Israel’s Haifa University told Yediot Ahronot, Israel’s leading daily. “Kiryat Yam was built on sand dunes, and there wasn’t any Palestinian village in the area. The lands were bought in 1939 by the Gav Yam construction company.”

The professor was responding to a criminal complaint filed by the northern Israeli coastal town of Kiryat Yam, which a Google Earth user mapped as stolen by Jews when Israel was founded in 1948.

An official Google response e-mailed to WND explained Google Earth is user driven:
“Content reflects what people contribute, not what Google believes to be true. … While we recognize that some may find the user-generated content objectionable, we are careful to balance the integrity of an open forum with the legal requirements of local governments. If an overlay does not breach our Terms and Conditions and is not in any way illegal, it is our policy not to remove it.”
A Google spokesman told the Associated Press Darby’s posting on the map doesn’t violate Google policy and that the Palestinian label would not be removed.
This is not the first time Google Earth drew controversy alleging pro-Palestinian bias.
WND reported last year while Jerusalem serves as Israel’s capital, and the Temple Mount is located within Israeli sovereignty, Google Earth divides the city and places the Mount – Judaism’s holiest site – within Palestinian territory.

Interactive Google Earth maps still mark eastern sections of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as “occupied territory,” set to become part of a future Palestinian state.

Google Earth does not limit its input in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Jerusalem and Kiryat Yam.
The Gaza Strip is labeled by Google Earth as “Israeli occupied,” even though the Jewish state withdrew from Gaza in August 2005., a UK-based Jewish website, pointed out an interactive Google Earth map of an Israeli community in the northern West Bank features integrated user comments implying Jews are stealing water from neighboring Palestinians.

A posting on a Google map next to the town of Kiryat Arba, near the ancient city of Hebron, states: “Note the well-tended lawns in a region deprived of water.”

Google Earth is also accused of showing falsified images. Visitors to Google Earth who click on an area just outside Jerusalem can view a computer-generated image claiming to depict an Israeli missile factory.
Israeli defense officials told WND the “missile factory” is a fabrication.

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, accused Google Earth of encouraging terrorism when it allowed Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to be labeled Palestinian.
“When the Arab terrorists see Google Earth’s falsification of geographic realities, they will be appeased and encouraged, because these kinds of lying maps send the message that their disinformation campaigns and their terrorism work,” Klein told WND.

Indeed, Abu Nasser, second-in-command of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, said he was “thrilled” by Google Earth’s depictions.
“Congratulations to Google Earth,” Abu Nasser told WND.
“We congratulate Google and the American people in making this very important change in the Middle East. The Al Aqsa Mosque (located on the Temple Mount) is part of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem is part of Palestine. If such a big institution like Google corrected these historical mistakes on maps, maybe we can bring about a change in the depictions of Palestine by the American media, which is controlled by the Zionists.”

According to Abu Nasser, whose terror group says it is trying to liberate the Al Aqsa Mosque, the Jewish Temple “never existed.”
“At least not on the area Jews now call the Temple Mount,” he said. “Maybe a Temple existed somewhere but not in Jerusalem. The Temple Mount exists only in the imaginations of the Jews and Americans.”
Abu Nasser’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is the declared “military wing” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party. The Brigades, together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the past two years, including an attack in Tel Aviv that killed American teenager Daniel Wultz and nine Israelis.



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Might is right. Arabs shouldn’t blame Israel for anything she does against them. They should blame their weakness. It’s absurd to expect your enemy to be fair to you. Israel has always used power to achieve its goals, and Arabs keep complaining. This will not work.

Google has recently agreed to remove the Kiryat Yam Google Earth layer in question. Here is an article about it.

ZOA Convinces Google To Change The Earth

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