Atlas readers are well aware of the antisemitic ad campaign bouncing from city to city. We successfully fought back against racism and judeophobia in Seattle. But the anti-Israel ads have run in San Francisco and DC, while our pro-Israel ads have been rejected.
The Jew-hating ads are scheduled to run later on this month on at least 1,000 subway cars (minimum buy $20,000 - $36,000); who is funding the racist haters?
The ad calls for cutting off support for the Jewish state. Ivar over at News that Matters points out: [edited a bit]
Does Turkey occupy Northern Cyprus? Turkey also slaughters their own Kurdish population in Eastern Turkey.
What about ending military aid to United Kingdom? The UK still occupies a part of the Irish island. Argentina also claim that the UK occupy the Falkland Island.
What about demanding an end to US military aid to Saudi Arabia? The Saudis rule a Middle Age styled kingdom, that cuts the hands of theives, cripples and kills people under the sharia.
Since Israel is surrounded by hostile Muslim nations, why should the US throw the only free and democratic nation in the Middle East to the dogs?
If the Arab Spring was about freedom and democracy, should not nations like Egypt now say “look to Israel?”
Should not Arabs from Tripoli to Baghdad send deletions to Israel, to learn how five million Jews and two million Israeli Arabs manages to build a peaceful and prosperous nation?
Shame on all who target Israel.
I have submitted our pro-Israel ad. I am waiting for ad approval as we speak. Please contribute to Atlas to fund these ads. Paypal funds to firstname.lastname@example.org
NY subway ads calling for ending US aid to Israel? Caroline GlickAccording to JTA (hat tip Arve in Norway) this ad is set to be posted in 18 NY subway stations in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn starting later this month. Seems to me that New Yorkers who support Israel should be able to speak to the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the New York Transit Authority who all have a hand in running the New York subway and have the campaign cancelled. My friend, the indefatigable Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs was able to get similar anti-Israel campaigns blocked in places like Seattle and has shown that cancelling anti-Israel propaganda campaigns is eminently doable.Happy hunting!UPDATE: Here's an email I received from Morris Massel with information on how to cancel the ad campaign:
An anti-Israel group, www.twopeoplesonefuture.org, has just placed the attached ad calling for the end of aid to Israel in 18 subways stations in NYC. They claim to target Israel only because "Israel is the strong party, Israel is the Occupying Power and Israel is the only party that can actually end the Occupation and pave the way for a just peace." IT IS NOT ABOUT PEACE. IT IS ANOTHER THINLY VEILED ATTACK ON ISRAEL. For example, certain of the sponsors of this ad campaign actively support Israel boycotts and general Arab solidarity. This is not about promoting peace; it is about attacking Israel.
How can you help?
1. The ad placement is handled by CBS Outdoor. Please send an email email@example.com to register your concern about this ad campaign.
3. Call the MTA at 212-878-7000 and, in response to the prompts, press 1, 3, * and then either 2 for the press office and/or 4 for corporate affairs. Leave a message. You can also email them at http://mta-nyc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/mta_nyc.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php
4. GET THE WORD OUT. Forward this email to your friends and family. If we do not act to protect Israel, no one will.For your ease, a draft email is below:
I have just learned of the anti-Israel ad campaign that has been launched in 18 NYC subway stations by twopeoplesonefuture.org. I am contacting you to express my strong disapproval with this ad campaign. The campaign is supported by the anti-Israel lobby, whose agenda is not peace but the destruction of the State of Israel. Second, it unfairly penalizes Israel for defending itself. New York City should not allow these types of ads to be run in our Transit System