The Ethics Daily website reports today (April 18, 2010) that a British decision to ban an Israeli tourism ad -- because it includes holy sites in disputed territory -- has angered Israel's supporters.
Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) nixed the ad sponsored by Israel's tourist agency, after it received a complaint that the photograph featured the Western Wall in East Jerusalem.
The complainant "challenged whether the ad misleadingly implied that East Jerusalem was part of the state of Israel," the ASA said.
Israel captured East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War. The international community has never recognized Israel's control over this part of the city, although visiting heads of state often visit the wall during official trips to Israel.