Google Street View Israel Easter Egg

I just love this and you will too, especially if you are familiar with Israel and Israelis.

Go to Google Street View and search for Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv, Ha-Yarkon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Click to the right five times and zoom in.

(Alternatively, just click here)

This is what you’ll see:

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Notice how even the hotel doorman is in on the waving action.

Bonus: Can you guess which time of year this photo was taken?

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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  • Jim Clarke

    Easy one. Easter. Palm branches on the roof of the building in back for Palm Sunday.

    • AussieDave

      No sorry. It is Israel, where Easter is not widely celebrated. You are right that the palm fronds are the clue, but think of a JEWISH festival.

      • Predictor92

        Sukkot(see the Sukkah and the fact it says October 2011)

      • Jim from Iowa

        Easter not widely celebrated in Israel?!!? What a tragedy. Whoever heard of Passover peeps? And if there were such a thing, what shape would they be in, Egyptian locusts? Give me an adorable bright yellow chick-shaped Easter peep, where you bite off his cute little head first. That’s Easter!

      • cba

        In his book Revolution in Judea http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Judaea-Hyam-Maccoby/dp/080086784X, Hyam Maccoby posits that Jesus probably entered Jerusalem on Sukkot (not erev Pessach), when we have palm branches and say Hosha Na (and every year during the hoshanot I think of that and think he’s most probably correct).

        So the connection between the Sukkot palm branches and the Easter palm branches is likely very close indeed!

  • Jim Clarke

    Easy one. Easter. Palm branches on the roof of the building in back for Palm Sunday.

    • AussieDave

      No sorry. It is Israel, where Easter is not widely celebrated. You are right that the palm fronds are the clue, but think of a JEWISH festival.

      • Predictor92

        Sukkot(see the Sukkah and the fact it says October 2011)

      • Jim from Iowa

        Easter not widely celebrated in Israel?!!? What a tragedy. Whoever heard of Passover peeps? And if there were such a thing, what shape would they be in, Egyptian locusts? Give me an adorable bright yellow chick-shaped Easter peep, where you bite off his cute little head first. That’s Easter!

      • cba

        In his book Revolution in Judea http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Judaea-Hyam-Maccoby/dp/080086784X, Hyam Maccoby posits that Jesus probably entered Jerusalem on Sukkot (not erev Pessach), when we have palm branches and say Hosha Na (and every year during the hoshanot I think of that and think he’s most probably correct).

        So the connection between the Sukkot palm branches and the Easter palm branches is likely very close indeed!

  • wingdings

    I would say Sukkot?

  • wingdings

    I would say Sukkot?

  • Rabbi Burns

    Ushpizin, one of my favourite Israeli movies.

  • Rabbi Burns

    Ushpizin, one of my favourite Israeli movies.

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