Iran Not Happy After Google Earth Search Reveals Star of David on Government Building
There’s been a Star of David on the roof of the headquarters for Iran Air, Iran’s nationalized airline, since before 1979, when the building was constructed by Israeli engineers. But it was only this week that the Iranian government got an unwanted early Hannukah present after an Iranian spotted the Jewish symbol while browsing Google Earth. They are reportedly not very happy about this.
Israel and the Shah’s Iran maintained good ties until the Islamic Revolution of 1979 ended the relationship. Before 1979, Israel brokered arms deals with Iran, and there were regular flights between Teheran and Tel Aviv.
Once the existence of the Star of David was reported in Iranian media, government officials called for the immediate removal of the apparently offensive Jewish symbol.
As is often the case, Fark wins the Internet with a Photoshop in response to this.