The Tourism Ministry has been forced to change an advertising campaign in Britain in which the Qumran caves were pictured, after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it did not consider the site part of Israel, it was reported Saturday.Honestly, I don't think we need any tourist business with Britain if they're going to be so continuously negative.
The ASA also reprimanded the Tourism Ministry for not responding to its numerous appeals on the matter.
The Tourism Ministry's representative in Britain, Uri Gafni, told Israel Radio that the ministry had no intention whatsoever of claiming that the Qumran caves were in Israeli territory.
He said the picture had now been swapped with an image of Masada.
The Qumran caves are located south of Jericho. It is the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a Beduin shepherd looking for a lost goat in 1947.
Monday, April 14, 2008
UK BALKS AT TOURISM AD FOR QUMRAN CAVES
Why do we do business with Britain then? Here's their latest dirty deed and what it caused: