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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 02:11 PM
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2. a couple of things the ASA is not as it's name would imply a government agency
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 02:12 PM by azurnoir
it is an independent watchdog group that takes complaints from anyone, the Palestinian mission has already changed the map as noted in the article

In its defence, the Diplomatic Mission claimed it had already changed the title of the interactive map to "Palestine in 1948", stating that it depicted historical Palestine.

It also said the colour coding had been changed to clearly demarcate Israel from the Palestinian territories.

Despite noting the website's amended map, the ASA argued the original marketing had been misleading and breached its code of advertising practice. The ASA said the map must not appear again in its original form.

this is the second thread on the subject did you not know that or did you 'like' the yahoo story better for some reason?

Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 10:46 PM by King_David

Tourist ad on site describes Jaffa and Haifa as part of "occupied Palestine," and Jerusalem as "in dispute."

The Palestinian Authority Mission to the UK breached British advertising regulations in featuring on its website an interactive map of the whole of Israel under the heading Discover Palestine.

The British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled on Wednesday that the Palestinian delegations map in the red, green and black colors of the Palestinian flag breached its code on misleading advertising in six instances.

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, the ASA said in its ruling.

The website described Jaffa as a Palestinian Arab city... military occupied by Israel since 1948, and Haifa as part of Palestine.

We noted that, according to the UK Foreign Office, Jaffa and Haifa were in Israel. We considered that the website implied that the cities were in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Because we understood that they were not, we concluded that the website was misleading, the regulator ruled

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