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Yediot runs full page ad for a tourism package in Syria (!)

The back page of Yediot’s daily magazine supplement, “24 Hours,” sports a mysterious full page advertisement for a tourism package to Syria. You can view the orginal here and bottom of post. Here is a translation of the text:

A captivating journey to the antiquities of the ancient city of Tadmor.

Syria, from $329, including flights, three-star hotel and a vehicle for four days.

The ad is pricey (at least $15,000) and is obviously a teaser — there is no phone number, URL or any identification of the advertiser. The question is, a teaser for what? A travel agency, perhaps, or, more likely, a full-blown campaign calling for resumption of peace-talks with Syria.

H/T Dana Zimmerman

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  1. Steffen
    May 30, 2010 at 12:10

    …אם תרצו

  2. ARTH
    May 30, 2010 at 12:48

    Syria is a great country to be in, to visit, to hang around in, and to shop. Having been there once, and as one who dreams of going again, I pity all of you in Israel with Israeli citizenship who can never go. That includes Arabs who can appreciate it from their own cultural perspective and heritage.

  3. May 31, 2010 at 01:03

    Well maybe they’re just softening the Israeli public up for a full-scale invasion of Syria. Who knows?

  4. Sol Salbe
    May 31, 2010 at 04:08

    Didn’t AVAAZ run similar ads several years ago? I remember translating them.

    • May 31, 2010 at 12:22

      They did. Roy Yellin, who designed theme, has already jokingly cried “plagiarism.”

  5. Steffen
    May 31, 2010 at 11:57

    Hopefully not an invasion. I remain optimistic and wish that Israelis can one day indeed visit Syria (as tourists that is, not in tanks), just perhaps not under the current government. Ups, sarcasm…sorry

  6. June 6, 2010 at 00:04

    Anybody who’s passionate about peace with Syria should check out OneMideast.org.

  1. May 30, 2010 at 13:16
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