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Friday, October 01, 2010

Dutch Advertising Code Committee complains about Israeli tourism maps

Truth in advertising is a noble goal that most western countries follow, but sometimes they don't want to hear the truth. Take Holland for instance.

Less than two weeks after Holland canceled a meeting with Israeli local council heads because it included local council heads from Judea and Samaria, there's a new scandal involving one of Europe's fastest Islamizing countries. Holland's Advertising Code Committee is complaining about Israeli tourist maps that don't show the country's borders clearly enough.
The Dutch advertising watchdog on Thursday alleged that Israel is publishing misleading information on its tourism website that blurs the borders between Israel and occupied Arab territories.

The Advertising Code Committee stated in a nonbinding ruling that material distributed by the Dutch branch of the Israeli National Tourism Board does not "clearly show where the border lies between what is internationally recognized as Israeli territory and 'disputed' areas."

Pro-Palestinian activists complained that the maps gave the impression that parts of the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem are in Israel, as well as the Golan Heights captured from Syria.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor rejected the criticism. He said, that concerning the borders of Israel, "the situation is [still] ambiguous."
Where have we seen this before?

I thought everything was supposed to be okay with Holland because Geert Wilders was taking over the country. Not yet?


At 8:36 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

And the problem with Israel's borders is what, exactly?

The Dutch should fill us in, cause I'd love to know what has them on edge.


At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Like the Advertising and marketing.


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