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Friday, May 22, 2009


A victory and a laugh in the map war

In response to a "barrage" of complaints, the Israeli tourism ad featuring a map of a greatly expanded "Israel" has been pulled from the London Underground. In an attempt to get us all to laugh, no doubt, Israeli Tourism Ministry spokeswoman Shira Kazeh said the decision was made to pull the poster earlier than planned because "we don't mix politics and tourism." Which is no doubt why their tourism poster featured the overtly political fake map of "Israel." And by the way, Shira, you didn't "make a decision" to "pull the poster earlier than planned"; the Britain's Advertising Standards Authority made that decision for you.

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