New front in Israeli / Palestinian conflict opens up in Britain’s system of advertising regulation

Last week, Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority released its latest adjudication on an advert by the Israeli Government Tourist Office in London.

The advert featured the feeding of the five thousand and the authority ruled that it was not misleading or offensive for the national press and magazine advert to say “the masses have always been well fed in Israel” or to say that Israel is “a melting pot of races and creeds”.

This week’s adjudication is the sixth time in the past nine months that the authority has adjudicated on complaints by pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian campaigners as activists take the battle for the Holy Land to the sphere of advertising, as Gavin Drake Reports.

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