Tuesday, December 06, 2011
"Welcome to Israel", but where are we?
In the last Guardian Weekend Magazine dated 26 November 2011, the Israeli Minister of the Tourism published a map of the State of Isreal, including the Gaza strip, East Jerusalem and the West Bank as if they were part of Israel proper - the advert was entitled "Welcome to the Northern Isreal". This issue has casued the reaction of the Palestinian authorities in London, which sustains that it is part of the broader campaign made by Israel to deny the rights of the Palestinian people on their territories. The underlying complaint is that the Guardian newspaper should not have accepted the advertisement as it was both provocative and misleading.