Israel advert ban appeal denied
Israel Tourism had adverts which featured the Western Wall banned by the ASA
An appeal against a ban on a holiday advert which described the Western Wall as part of Israel has been unsuccessful.
The Israel Government Tourist Office (IGTO) appealed after the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint in April that the Kotel was actually in the Occupied Territories.
An image on the advert for holidays in Israel showed a picture of the wall, with the gold Dome of the Rock in the background, captioned “Jerusalem”.
A spokesman from the ASA said: “After careful consideration, including of a report from the Independent Reviewer, the ASA Council has decided not to overturn its original upheld decision.
“The original adjudication will remain unchanged.”