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Apr 14, 2010

The Kotel is no longer part of Israel.. according to the British

This picture is an advertisement being used to promote tourism top Israel.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of England has criticized Israel for the use of an image of East Jerusalem.

According to the ASA, the Kotel is part of East Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories, and not part of Israel. Israel's use of its image in advertising is therefore misleading, as if making a claim that parts of the Occupied Territories are really part of Israel.

It looks like the British have already decided the end result of "Peace in the Middle East", and anything we do against their perception of the future is misleading and a distortion of reality.

The Israeli tourist office has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for including images of the Palestinian-run West Bank in an advert for a holiday in Israel.

The advert for the Israeli government's Tourist Office stated that you could "travel the entire length of Israel in six hours".

Images shown included the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock – the oldest Islamic building in the world, built in the seventh century. The area in East Jerusalem is at the centre of a dispute between Palestinians and Jews, with more than 500,000 Jews living in the disputed territories.

A reader complained that the printed advert featured a photograph of East Jerusalem and said it misleadingly implied that it was part of the state of Israel. The ASA said that the advert featured various landmarks that were in East Jerusalem which were part of the Occupied Territories.

It ruled that the advert breached truthfulness guidelines and ordered that it not be used again, adding: "We told the Israeli Tourist Office not to imply that places in the Occupied Territories were part of the state of Israel."

It said: "The ASA noted the itinerary image of Jerusalem used in the ad featured the Western Wall of the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, which were both in East Jerusalem, a part of the Occupied Territories of the West Bank.

"We noted the ad stated 'You can travel the entire length of Israel in six hours – imagine what you can experience in four days', and 'Visit now for more itineraries in Israel', and considered that readers were likely to understand that the places featured in the itinerary were all within the state of Israel.

"We understood, however, that the status of the occupied territory of the West Bank was the subject of much international dispute, and, because we considered that the ad implied that the part of East Jerusalem featured in the image was part of the state of Israel, we concluded that the ad was likely to mislead."

With friends like these, who needs enemies....


  1. The Israeli government has avoided actively promoting is sovierenty over Jerusalem, Jewish holy sites, and (obviously) the West Bank for 40 years.

    This is the result.

    Now it's hitting the fan and Israel is being forced to take a stand. Stand up for Jewish land, or lose your heart and soul - Jerusalem.

  2. Yishkon L'vetachApril 14, 2010 3:22 PM

    Without questions a flawed legal decision, with overtly political overtones. They inferred a suggestion of legal jurisdiction that is simply not present. The ad is intended to be factual, and it would have been remiss to make no mention of the holy sites; their question should have been whether or not it is practically possible to visit these sites when visiting Israel. Their answer would have been yes. And the complaint would have been thrown out.

  3. During the war the British seemed determined to compete with the Poles, Croatians and Ukrainians to see who could help the Nazis implement the Final Solution the most. They sealed as many escape routes from Europe for Jews as they could, blockaded Israel and opened internment camps in Cyprus that continued to operate until 1948.
    As my father says, who's worse, the guy who slits your throat or the guy who holds you down so the first guy can do it more easily?
    May their precious island sink into the sea.

  4. I can unfortunately bear pesonal witness to the alarming downward spiral the UK has taken with regard to Jews. This isn't the least bit surprising.

  5. And 11 Downing St. is in Switzerland

  6. wow they still think they can stipulate what happens with their former colony


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