My organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative, will be running king-sized pro-Israel ads on the Seattle buses to counter the Jewish blood libel advertisements the left wing city accepted so hungrily.
I asked for the same deal as the Jew haters received, but was told that the price in the article was "misquoted." So of course they are charging me more.
If they reject my ads, a lawsuit will be filed that day. Watch this space for the ad creative. I will be unveiling the ad shortly.
Seattle Metro's "Israeli War Crimes" Bus Ad Draws Complaints -- Keith Ervin
An advertisement alleging "Israeli war crimes" slated to appear on Seattle Metro Transit buses has ignited a political firestorm. Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke said the transit agency received 600 e-mails as well as a large number of phone calls protesting the ad.
Richard Fruchter, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, said Metro shouldn't have accepted the ad. "We feel that this violates Metro's own policy that running ads shouldn't insult specific groups," he said. "This is an ad that's designed to insult Israelis and the 50,000 members of the Jewish community, many of whom support Israel." Fruchter said the Jewish Federation was "particularly sensitized" by Naveed Haq's fatal shooting of one woman and wounding of five others at the organization's buildin g in Seattle in 2006. (Seattle Times)
UPDATE: From Linda:
The anti-Jew, anti-Israel bus ads are profoundly evil. At least two Jews of the people commenting on the article on
said it was no longer safe for them and other Jews to ride Seattle buses. The ads are definitely hate incitement with a very strong possibility of resulting in attacks on Jews. I made a few comments on the article, and then after that I was blocked from making comments; when I made the comment and pressed submit, my comment was deleted. I have tried repeatedly but my comments are instantly deleted. Many comments being made are very disgusting, full of lies. But I am not able to counteract the comments! PLEASE click on the above link and make comments giving truth and facts.