Why is Jerusalem blurry on Google Maps?

1997 law makes it harder to sell high res imagery, but that could soon be revised

Update 2021 — still blurry but US is loosening the restrictions so could become more clear soon.

My cousin is traveling to Jerusalem and asked for the best places to go. I lived there for 4 months so I happily wrote up a list. As I was trying to find a certain hotel that served awesome lemonade I zoomed all the way into Google Maps and found… it was totally blurry?

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