Anti-Israel ads in Washington

Commuters travelling on Washington DC’s subway will be inundated with posters placed by an anti-Israel organization, the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) reported .

The ‘US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation’ placed 20 poster ads showing “an imposing tank pointing its main firing turret at a child with a schoolbag walking along a dirt road,” the CJN said.

“‘Imagine if this were your child’s path to school. Palestinians don’t have to imagine,’ the poster states, before continuing to call for an end to US aid for ‘Israel’s brutal military occupation… paid for by US taxpayers like you,'” the report added.

It said that “CBS Outdoor, the New York-based firm that places in-station advertising for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), at first refused to consider the poster, but eventually relented to pressure from WMATA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).”

Hasbara is never one of Israel’s strong suits, but certainly this would be a good time to come up with a plan to counter this.

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