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Israeli tourism advert banned in UK
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:59:10 GMT
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Part of the Israeli Government Tourist Office advertisement
Britain has banned an Israeli tourist office press campaign in which pictures of Noble Sanctuary and the al-Aqsa Mosque have been displayed as part of Israel.

The British Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday that the UK advertising regulator imposed a ban on the advertisement over display of the sites, both of which are in East Jerusalem (al-Quds) and part of the Palestinian occupied territories.

The Advertising Standards Authority said that readers of the ad would assume that all the places featured in the ad were part of Israel.

"The status of the occupied territory of the West Bank [is] the subject of much international dispute, and because we considered that the ad implied that the part of East Jerusalem (al-Quds) featured in the image was part of Israel, we concluded that the ad was likely to mislead," the organization noted.

Last year, another tourism campaign depicting the areas of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights as part of Israel was banned by the advertising watchdog following hundreds of complaints.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem (al-Quds) during a 1967 aggression and later annexed it. The status of the city is among the thorniest issues of the so-called peace process with the Palestinians underscoring the reality that any Palestinian state should include the city as its capital.

Frequent Israeli attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound are considered as part of a Judaization campaign that targets the holy city of Jerusalem (al-Quds) and a provocation of Muslim feelings.

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