Friday, 16 April 2010

New farce: Britain prohibits Israel from using a photo of the Wailing Wall in tourist brochures

Brits would not allow Israelis to use a picture of this wall in tourist brochures. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has basically banned Israelis from using a photo of the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, in tourist brochures. ASA obviously assumes that tourists might think that the most famous wall in Jerusalem is a part of Israeli territory.

When it comes to dealings with Israel, the UK does not have a sterling reputation. For instance, last January BBC presented a programme that basically denied the Jewish roots of Jerusalem.

The newest farce comes a bit too late to be an April Fools’ hoax.


Honest Reporting. 15 April 2010.