Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NY Times Blogs about Ads to End Military Aid to Israel

In yesterday's New York Times blog City Room, Clyde Haberman notes that:
For the past two weeks, billboards in 18 subway stations have carried posters calling on the United States to end its military assistance to Israel, which comes to about $3 billion a year. The advertisements, sponsored by a group called Two Peoples One Future, show Israelis and Palestinians beneath these words: “Be on our side — we are on the side of peace and justice.”

Haberman notes that various political advertisements have been censored in the NYC subway before, but states:
At least with these subway posters, the transportation authority dug in its heels. “It’s a First Amendment issue, obviously,” said Kevin Ortiz, an authority spokesman. Obviously.

Add your comment to the blog entry. You can note that according to our website www.aidtoisrael.org, NYC residents are being asked to fork over $1.75 billion of federal taxes in weapons to Israel between 2009 and 2018.

Learn more about how to bring this ad to your city by visiting "Be On Our Side," a project of US Campaign member group the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.