“Technology giant Apple has been removing Star of David symbols representing hospitals from its maps of Israel recently, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday,” The Jerusalem Post reports.
“Hospitals on Apple Maps are generally represented by the religious symbol of the majority religion in a given country, according to the report,” The Jerusalem Post reports. “As examples, Channel 2 cited the Red Crescent of Islam symbol used on Apple Maps of Turkey and the Red Cross of Christianity used in France.”
“Until recently, most of the hospitals in Israel were represented by the Red Star of David on Apple Maps,” The Jerusalem Post reports. “However recently, the religion-neutral stethoscope symbol has replaced most of the Stars of David, according to the report.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We just checked Apple Maps in iOS 10 and in the U.S., the symbol for hospitals is a red circle with a white plus sign (not a traditional Christian cross), the symbol for emergency services is an asterisk, and other medical services display a stethoscope symbol: