Thursday, April 08, 2010

Egyptians sue to change name of "Tel Aviv Street"

Palestine Today reports that a lawyer from Ras Gharib, a town on the western shore of the Red Sea, is suing the local government to change the name of a "Tel Aviv Street."

He says that the street, termed a main street in the city, reminds residents of Israeli war crimes in the 1956 and 1967 wars. Even if the street signs are changed, he wants to make sure that residents are not subject to seeing the words "Tel Aviv" on their mail and bills.

I could not find this street, major or otherwise, in the town listed on Google Maps, although there are a lot of areas that have very small, winding streets that Google does not name.

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