Dhimmitude and antisemitism rolled into one. “UK authority: Western Wall not in Israel,” from Ynet, April 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) criticized Israel for including pictures of the Western Wall in a tourism advertisement, claiming that the holy site is technically not located within the country’s borders, the Independent reported Wednesday.
“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.
The current case was also brought to ASA’s attention by a “concerned citizen” who said the ad was misleading as it implies that east Jerusalem, under Israeli law since 1967, was a part of the state.
The poster, which is comprised mostly of a photo displaying a Tel Aviv beach, included a tiny picture of Temple Mount at the bottom….