I checked again my XML and some of the quotes in the XML were weird, replacing them with standard quotes worked!
this is the XML I am now using:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<provider id="20000" type="0" visible="true" background="-1">
<name>Israel Hiking Map</name>
<extraHeader><![CDATA[User-Agent#Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1]]></extraHeader>
The only problem now is I can't get my head around the combination of zoomPart, zoomMin and zoomMax.
This is a map based on OpenStreetMap and seems to adhere to the same zoom level.. As this is a regional map, the tiles zoom ranges are 7-16, but when I input these vales into the min/max field it does not work.. when I add +8 (15-24) it does, but the zoom is not restricted to these levels.. you can zoom both further out and further in..