Wednesday, April 14, 2010

British Advertising Standards Authority “Western Wall is Not in Israel”

The British Advertising Standards Authority has lodged a protest against the Israelis for including a picture of the Western wall in a tourism advertisement. And why are they so upset? Because according to them, the Western Wall is not in Israel., quoting The Independent reported as follows.

”We told the Israeli Tourist Office not to imply that places in the Occupied Territories were part of the state of Israel,” ASA, which is a public organization but not government-funded, said in a statement.

It was not the first time the organization had been called upon by the British public to remove Israeli ads. One year ago ASA ordered the Israeli Tourism Ministry to remove posters displaying a map of Israel that included the West Bank and the Golan Heights within its borders from London’s Underground, after receiving 300 letters of protest.”

Let me get this straight. Shall we go back to the days when the Jordanians had set up urinals against the Western Wall, the days when Jewish tombstones were used to pave the streets? Shall we go back to the wonderful days of British rule when sounding the shofar at the Western Wall was forbidden by the British occupiers?

When they ran Palestine, there were bloody pogroms in Hebron, during which British troops stood by and did nothing. The 1929 Hebron pogrom was stopped after 3 days when British soldiers, thinking they were being fired upon then fired warning shots into the air. (Click here to read the rest of my article on Sphere: Related Content

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