Israel vs. Google: Representatives from Google have come to Jerusalem to discuss their “Palestine” policy after complaints from Israeli officials. However, Israeli Foreign Ministry officials failed in their attempts to convince Google reps that the tech giant should revert back to using “Palestinian Territories.” Read more.
Google technology has shed new light on the Dead Sea Scrolls: A website featuring ultra-high resolution photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls has allowed experts to see faded and hidden letters that led to a different reading of a passage from Genesis that was used to justify slavery. Read more.
Google has de facto recognized the state of Palestine: It has changed the name ‘Palestinian territories’ to ‘Palestine’ across their products. A spokesman said Google consults with a number of authorities when naming countries and is following the lead of several international organizations.
Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority launched the Dead Sea Scrolls digital library on Tuesday.
Using Google and NASA technology, some 4,000 scans of infrared photographs taken right after their discovery in the 1950s have been uploaded. The new website allows visitors to look at and read the fragments, text search in Hebrew and in English translation, as well as place the specific scroll at the site where it was first found.