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March 4, 2015 11:38 am

UK Bans Ad for Saying Old City of Jerusalem is Part of Israel

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The UK banned an ad that had a panorama of the walled Old City with the text "Israel has it all." Photo: Berthold Werner via Wikimedia Commons.

Yahoo/AFP – Britain’s advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel on Wednesday.

The newspaper brochure showed a panorama of the walled Old City with the text “Israel has it all,” and was ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which said it implied the UNESCO World Heritage Site was part of Israel.

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  • Joe Stein

    It would appear that British Advertising Companies hold the popular but incorrect view shared by many governments, that the ownership of Jerusalem is somehow a matter of legal dispute.
    However, under international treaty law, the title and ownership of Jerusalem has already been decided in favor of the Jewish people and remains indivisibly part and parcel of the ‘Jewish National Home.’
    The basic chronological origins of the Jewish title to Jerusalem find foundation in Article 22 of the 28 June 1919 League of Nations charter, The San Remo resolution of 25 April 1920, the Franco-British Boundary agreement of 23 December 1922, and the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine of 24 July 1922, with the latter being re-affirmed in the United states by the Lodge-Fish resolution 360 of 21 Sept 1922, and the Anglo American treaty of 3 December 1924. Under article 80 of the UN charter, these rights remain in effect today, and under the rule of estoppel, these rights are irrevocable. No events have ever occured which would have caused ownership rights to be comprimised. This indisputable fact has been well summarized by international lawyers Gautier J & Grief H, but one may easily check their conclusions on google, as the full text of these treaties are in the public domain.
    The tile of Jerusalem is held by Israel, and the UK, US, and the founding 51 League of Nation member nations are as signatories bound to uphold this historical and legal right. Do to otherwise is a violation of international treaty law.

  • BH in Iowa

    Telling the truth is now a revolutionary act.