Sunday, November 28, 2010

Iran freaks over Star of David at airport (updated)

From YNet:
Images published Saturday by Iranian media outlets show a Star of David on the roof of the main national airline's building at the Tehran airport.

The satellite image was taken from the Google Earth service. According to the Iranian report, the Iran Air building was "built by Israeli engineers," who operated in the countries before the 1979 Islamic Revolution during the days of Shaa Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

"It's interesting that even 32 years after the victory of the revolution, this Zionist star symbol has yet to be removed from this building," a local news website wrote.

The calls to remove the Star of David, which the Iranian authorities view as a symbol associated with Israel, were accompanied by local media reports on the close relations with Israel in the past, which were completely severed after the revolution.
Here's a Farsi article about it.

I was able to find the image in Google Maps:

Check it yourself here.

UPDATE: Marc El in the comments points out an Iranian feature visible from satellites as well, at a university, that does not make the Iranians upset at all: