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Google Earth: A New Platform for Anti-Israel Propaganda and Replacement Geography

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Andre Oboler

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Mass media)

Keywords: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Media; Israel advocacy; Internet

Type: Brief

Coverage: Israel


The author details ways in which Google Earth is being used to politicize online geography, to attack Israel's legitimacy, and to falsify historical truth. The author argues that Google ought to remove such polemical items from Google Earth's core layer and treat Israel as it treats other countries on the globe.