Typing Jerusalem into the search bar on Google Maps, the program describes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital- Courtesy from Google Map Typing Jerusalem into the search bar on Google Maps, the program describes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital- Courtesy from Google Map

Google recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 December 2017: Many social media users are angered after they noticed that Google Maps marks Jerusalem and not Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel.

Caption 1: Typing Jerusalem into the search bar on Google Maps, the program describes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital- Courtesy from Google Map
Many social media users wonder about Google’s decision to change Israel’s capital on its search engine from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and therefore recognizing it as the official capital of Israel.

“Allah suffices us, for he is the best disposer of affairs, if Islamic and Arab leaders stand united, they will be able to face that,” tweeted one of social media users.



International newspapers on Wednesday had mixed reactions to Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

By ending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy, the U.S. president is “potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” The New York Times reported.

Trump’s decision was described in American newspaper The New York Times as “a high-risk foray into the thicket of the Middle East, driven not by diplomatic calculations but by a campaign promise.”


Under the title, “Don’t move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported that even if Trump was a brilliant negotiator, unilaterally altering U.S. policy regarding Jerusalem to accord with the Israeli position would unnecessarily antagonize a billion Muslims and undercut the United States’ ability to broker a future peace deal.
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