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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:34 PM
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Website 'wiped Israel off the map'
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A website has been admonished for apparently wiping the state of Israel off the map. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission to the UK from using a "misleading" interactive map on its website.

Headed Discover Palestine, the map featured the whole of Israel, in addition to the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in the red, green and black colours of the Palestinian flag. It also included links to tourist information which did not refer to the state of Israel.

A string of complaints objected to the implication that the entire area on the map was Palestine and the state of Israel did not exist, a view the ASA upheld. The ASA said: "We considered that the average consumer would infer from the map and the linked information that the total area represented by the map was the occupied Palestinian territories. Because this was not the case we concluded that the website was misleading."

According to its website, the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission to the UK is a representative of the Palestinian National Authority and represents the interest of Palestinians in the UK.



The PA is notorious for publishing maps replacing all Israel with Palestine
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  -Website 'wiped Israel off the map' shira  Dec-07-11 12:34 PM   #0 
  - That's pretty bad  RZM   Dec-07-11 12:41 PM   #1 
  - a couple of things the ASA is not as it's name would imply a government agency  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 01:11 PM   #2 
  - Not a big deal in your opinion, right? Maybe it's demonization bringing it up at all?  shira   Dec-07-11 01:25 PM   #3 
  - well your most welcome  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 01:31 PM   #4 
     - Seems the map doesn't bother you at all...  shira   Dec-07-11 02:21 PM   #5 
        - well a tourist ad as the JPost headline read probably didn't interest you as much as yahoo's  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 02:34 PM   #6 
           - It's not just a tourist ad, as the 2nd link in the OP shows. I'm quite certain...  shira   Dec-07-11 07:37 PM   #13 
              - Then take it up with JPost because that's what their subtitle says n/t  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 09:35 PM   #14 
  - Defending the indefensible again?  King_David   Dec-07-11 03:16 PM   #8 
     - your own OP link states its a tourist ad and what are babbling on about Gay rights  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 09:39 PM   #15 
     - are you auditioning for this? That could explain your rather bizarre comment  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 10:00 PM   #16 
        - 'are you auditioning for this'  King_David   Dec-07-11 11:39 PM   #17 
           - ah no all Gays are not the same however this is a campaign using Gay Rights to 'rebrand' Israel  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 11:55 PM   #19 
  - Not the first time  vminfla   Dec-07-11 02:41 PM   #7 
     - The Israelis have done the exact same thing in their own tourism ads...  shaayecanaan   Dec-07-11 05:13 PM   #9 
        - ah The Guardian refuse to run the ad which was scheduled for this and next weekend  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 05:26 PM   #10 
           - No doubt there is some elaborate reason...  shaayecanaan   Dec-07-11 05:35 PM   #11 
           - especially when you consider that Israel has been cited previously in the UK for this same map  azurnoir   Dec-07-11 05:41 PM   #12 
           - Golan was formally annexed.  King_David   Dec-07-11 11:40 PM   #18 
              - yes Israel claimed that in 1981 but I doubt other countries recognize that annexation  azurnoir   Dec-08-11 12:01 AM   #20 
              - No it wasn't  shaayecanaan   Dec-08-11 03:01 PM   #21 

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