The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority adjudicates on misleading “ad” by Israeli Government Tourist Office

The Israeli Government Tourist Office (IGTO) recently published a big advert in the national print media which prompted 350 complaints to the ASA.

Two sections of the complaint have been upheld, one has been dismissed. The upshot of the decision is that
“The ad must not appear again in its current form. [ASA] told IGTO not to imply that the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights were internationally recognised as part of the state of Israel. [ASA] also told IGTO not to imply claims were universally accepted if there existed a significant division of informed opinion.”

See here for more details:


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