Thursday, April 22, 2010

Video: Is the Western Wall in Israel? - HR Interviews 'Confused' Tourists

Honest Reporting
Media Critiques
22 April '10

Not only have some tourists been stranded by a volcanic ash cloud in recent days but their trauma has been multiplied by the revelation that they weren't even holidaying in Israel, their destination of choice. According to the UK's Advertising Standards Authority, an Israeli tourism ad breached rules on truthfulness due to the misleading implication that sites such as the Western Wall could actually be in Israel.

How could so many have been misled for so long? After supplying HR's Yarden Frankl and Pesach Benson with maps and compasses, we sent them into Jerusalem's Old City, seeking out confused tourists to find out which country they thought they were in.

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We tracked hundreds of your e-mails to the ASA, which has, so far, refused to reconsider its ruling. Despite the obvious inversion of reality, the ASA has stated:

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1 comment:

  1. The Jews don't even have a sovereign right to pray at the Kotel. I won't mince words here: what's apparent is the ruling is just plain old-fashioned anti-Semitism. The truth be damned.