#1 Hymietown No More: NY Subways to Carry Anti-Israel Ads...
09-14-2011, 07:51 AM
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Pro-Arab lobbies are funding anti-Israel posters that are to be placed at 18 New York City subway stations this month, part of a nationwide campaign supporting the Palestinian Authority and urging a halt to American military aid to Israel......The slick advertising program includes pictures of cleanly scrubbed Arab and Jewish children as well as depictions of armed Israeli soldiers detaining Arab terror suspects.
The “Two Peoples, One Future” group is carrying out the “Be On Our Side” campaign.
The national campaign has sparked controversy over the definition of political advertising and whether public companies should accept such advertising. The Supreme Court, in a previous ruling, decided that the political advertising is protected under the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech. However, Seattle nixed an anti-Israel campaign earlier this year because it was deemed offensive.
The campaign includes a picture depicting an IDF soldier in a negative light, apparently threatening three Arab women with his rifle, and is accompanied by the headline, "Israel Putting Your Tax Dollars to Work."
New York City (due its large Jewish population).
While seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1988 Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as "Hymietown," a remark for which he later apologized.
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