The decision to begin shooting in Jerusalem is hardly surprising in light of the fact that Google prefers to shoot on locations that generate interest and are popular among surfers.
Google Street View allows surfers to view city streets around the world from a pedestrian's viewpoint. The images are captured by special vehicles which photograph the location at a 360-degree radius.
The street photography in Jerusalem is scheduled to begin in a month and a half and might cause a storm among the city's residents – mainly from the city's ultra-orthodox neighborhoods.
Attempts in other locations around the world show that the service can meet opposition mainly for reasons of privacy which is why the service was discontinued in Germany.
Google was unavailable for comment.
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