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There must be 50 WAZE to erase the Green Line

After a long day walking in the hot sun with the kids in the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo in Malcha, our next destination was Bet Shemesh.

Him: Hun, can you find on WAZE (Israeli-made “social-GPS” system) the quickest way to Bet Shemesh?

Her: Sure Hun. Let’s see… OK, it says to go through route 375.

Him: OK. Let’s go…

Driving… suddenly we’re on our way to the Tunnels Road, which leads to Gush Etzion.

Him: Hun, doesn’t this go past the Green Line? Shouldn’t WAZE tell you that?

Her: You’re right. Let me check. Hmmm.. this is what it says in the settings. I’ve ticked the box “Avoid areas under Palestinian Authority supervision”. So, I guess technically, the program is working. We’re not in the PA.

Him: Hmmm… does the Orange GPS have the same wording? Or warning?

Her: Lemme check. Hmmm, nope. The Orange one let’s you avoid passing the Green Line totally.

Him: Hmmmm

Her: Yup.

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    1. directrob

      Nice find, Maze does not let you avoid speed traps …

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    2. annie


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