RAMALLAH, Apr. 15 (JMCC) - An advertisement for tourism to Israel
that depicts the Western Wall, Judaisms holiest site, has been banned in the UK by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), according to a BBC report.
The Western Wall is located in the Old City of East Jerusalem
, which is considered occupied territory
by the international community and international law
The ASA ruling said: 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.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the most complex and controversial issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, despite its status under international law.
Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state and the engine of the Palestinian economy
. Israel considers Jerusalem its 'undivided' capital, annexing it after the 1967 War, a move not recognized by the international community.Read
more about this ruling at the BBC...