In another ridiculous move by Google to appease some governments, Google has removed the name Persian Gulf from its Google Maps site. There has been a long standing dispute where surrounding countries want to call it the Gulf of Arabia or the Arabian Gulf.
Google’s solution in trying to appease to everyone is to remove the name totally.
The channel of water has been called Persian Gulf for millenia, much before the idea or notion of an Arab entity even existed.
The direct link to Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/2s5rd
Here is a BBC Persian report of this same issue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/iran/2012/05/120504_l51_persian_gulf_google_maps.shtml