Photo: Amnon Trablesi
Goal: Intimidation. Plane taking off from Ben-Gurion Airport (archives)
Photo: Amnon Trablesi

Yesha Council's panorama project

National Zionist movement builds website presenting beautiful panoramic gallery of central Israel. But site's real goal is convincing Israelis that they are living in mortal danger

The My Israel website appears to be a fascinating project aimed at showing Israel's beauty to the world: Some 600 high-quality photos stitched together and incorporated into a website allowing users to tour the picture and choose different parts of the country to focus on.


Fascinating – until one starts reading what it's about.


When entering the site, users receive a navigation message warning them not to click on the green button. Naturally, everyone clicks on the green button.


If you're wondering what happens once this is done, we won't keep you in suspense: The website's blue color turns into green and the name "My Israel" is replaced with "My Palestine".


A cheap, simple and effective trick. The website's creators have reached their goal – intimidation.


ישראל, פלסטין, מה זה משנה עם כל הזיהום?

Israel, Palestine. Does it really matter?


The projects' creators did not just settle for a picture in their quest to make their point completely clear. Along with the change of name and color, a navigation button can also be found on the screen, and clicking on different areas in the picture will significantly enlarge them.


Thus, you can see a plane taking off from Ben-Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv's Azrieli Towers and vehicles driving on Highway 6. On the right-hand side of the screen there is a menu presenting the types of missiles possessed by potential enemies, which are capable of reaching the target you are watching.


The project was initiated by Yaal Herman, who discusses it in his blog.



פרסום ראשון: 09.21.11, 08:27
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