The row started on April 9, over a dispute over Qumran, which Britain says is not in Israel proper, but in “supposed occupied territories.” Meanwhile, Israel’s Government Tourism Council, through ThinkIsrael.com, refused to comply by not replying, and refused to pull the ad depicting Qumran in Israel proper. See complaint.
This negatively affects travel from Great Britain to Israel. Shortly thereafter, the Iceland Volcano Eyjafjallajoekull erupted and hasn’t stopped and shut down British tourism and air travel across most of western Europe for days now and destroying British tourism and grounding millions, with airlines in Britain and Ireland losing 30M a day. Coincidence?
Qumran, you will recall, is where the Dead Sea Scrolls originated from.
The scrolls and scroll fragments recovered in the Qumran environs represent a voluminous body of Jewish documents, a veritable "library", dating from the third century B.C.E. to 68 C.E. Unquestionably, the "library," which is the greatest manuscript find of the twentieth century, demonstrates the rich literary activity of Second Temple Period Jewry and sheds insight into centuries pivotal to both Judaism and Christianity. The library contains some books or works in a large number of copies, yet others are represented only fragmentarily by mere scraps of parchment. There are tens of thousands of scroll fragments. The number of different compositions represented is almost one thousand, and they are written in three different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4