Boston subway ads are shocking– ‘and so is the reality on the ground’

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Bostonians have been checking out the “ONE WORD” campaign in their subway system, describing Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The ad campaign was launched this week by Ads Against Apartheid (AAA), a local Boston-based nonprofit.

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The ads are currently running in Boston’s downtown State Street Station where they can be seen by upwards of 13,000 riders per day. AAA’s website states they are “challenging Israel’s commitment to peace”.

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The ads have already made headlines– in Palestine and Israel that is. Both WAFA Ads against Apartheid Launches Campaign Questioning Israeli’s Commitment to Peace  and Ynet,  MBTA approves pro-Palestinian ads in Boston subway quote Chadi Salamoun, the President of Ads Against Apartheid, and Richard Colbath-Hess, the NGO’s co-founder:

“The ads simply state the facts and are backed up with citations from credible human rights and international organizations, including the United Nations,” said Chadi Salamoun, the president of Ads Against Apartheid, who added that “if the ads are shocking, that’s because the reality on the ground is shocking.”

Richard Colbath-Hess, a Jewish-American faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, and the co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid, noted that “American tax dollars help the Israeli government maintain an incredibly brutal military occupation, which has denied the Palestinian people their basic rights for decades. These ads show what Israel’s occupation and apartheid really look like, and it is important for Americans to see that.”

Colbath-Hess told me that the ads featuring one word per ad– HOMELESS, VIOLENCE, and STOLEN–  each represented an aspect of Israel’s “unrelenting injustice towards Palestinians.” IMHO, the “ONE WORD” approach is in your face, educational and very effective:

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Ads Against Apartheid is planning to expand the campaign to other cities all across America. The campaign has other hard hitting ads up on their website too. Instructing readers to “Stop Talking, Start Acting” and support spreading the campaigns.

Here’s one featuring that pillar of Israeli zealotry Naftali Bennett, from AAA’s Peace or Land Series:

Naftali Bennett (Graphic: AAA)

Peace or Land Series, Naftali Bennett (Graphic: AdsAgainstApartheid)

This one is from their Palestinian Children Series:

Palestinian Children Series (Graphic AAA)

Palestinian Children Series (Graphic AdsAgainstApartheid)

Impressive.

 

About Annie Robbins

Annie Robbins is Editor at Large for Mondoweiss, a mother, a human rights activist and a ceramic artist. She lives in the SF bay area. Follow her on Twitter @anniefofani

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  1. justicewillprevail
    June 8, 2014, 11:14 am

    Excellent. To the point, factual and informative, in a way which will shock MSM-fed citizens, for the better. Wait for the mega whining and smearing to start up. Slowly, awareness of the reality of Israel’s occupation is spreading. In the UK, the Observer has a prominent two page spread on ten years of Breaking the Silence with shocking extracts of eye witness testimonies to the casual killing and humiliation of ordinary Palestinians:

    link to theguardian.com

    • JusticeForPalestine
      June 8, 2014, 3:36 pm

      Where is the Kickstarter or Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign that would enable me to contribute $500 to the expansion of this campaign — in an ongoing way — to 200 other U.S. and European cities, starting with DC?

      Seriously. Will someone please set up such a thing? We could raise millions and really start to change the debate.

    • thetruthhurts
      June 8, 2014, 8:26 pm

      WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!
      surely one of the greatest things i’ve ever read on mondo or any site about the palestine crisis.
      now lets get this down to new york city, and everywhere else!

      • The JillyBeans
        June 9, 2014, 10:14 pm

        I suggest whichever bus lines pass by the delightful Ms Pamela Geller’s home be outfitted first. That atrocious hatemongering woman’s “work” just makes me so furious.

  2. pabelmont
    June 8, 2014, 11:33 am

    Good enough to make ME cry. Hope Bostonians see it that way.

  3. seafoid
    June 8, 2014, 11:53 am

    Very impressive.
    What a mess they have made for themselves in occupied Palestine.

    The problem they are going to have increasingly in the States is that basically nobody Stateside understands IDF Hebrew, the only language in which all of this is logical.

  4. AlGhorear
    June 8, 2014, 12:01 pm

    I LOVE this ad campaign. Great reporting, Annie!

    • Annie Robbins
      June 8, 2014, 6:07 pm

      thank you! can’t take much credit here tho, Ads Against Apartheid makes it very easy. really smart graphics and messaging.

  5. amigo
    June 8, 2014, 12:06 pm

    This is the work of the Palestinian “Underground” who are all terroreeeests

    This is anti semitic Jew hatred just as Israel is making every attempt to make peace with those who seek to destroy the only Jewish State on the planet.

    We fifth columners will demand that The Congress pass legislation outlawing criticism of the only democracy in the ME ,home of the most moral army and the light unto the nations.

    Please end these vile and hurtful lies about our beloved Yisrael.

    Signed, Desperate Zionist (in denial).

    • MahaneYehude1
      June 8, 2014, 5:03 pm

      @Amigo:

      Please end these vile and hurtful lies about our beloved Yisrael.

      Correct!!!

      • pjdude
        June 8, 2014, 8:27 pm

        Jonathan swift dude Jonathan swift. Clearly satire

      • Accentitude
        June 9, 2014, 1:41 am

        Hook, line and sinker, huh Mahane? You Zionists are a ridiculously predictable lot.

    • Aya89
      June 10, 2014, 1:56 pm

      These are not lies…my husband is Palestianian and its all true I would Love to know exactly what you think are lies.

      • amigo
        June 10, 2014, 3:00 pm

        “These are not lies…my husband is Palestianian and its all true I would Love to know exactly what you think are lies.” Aya 89

        Who are you responding to ???.

      • tree
        June 10, 2014, 5:57 pm

        Who are you responding to ???

        I think she’s responding to your satirical “Desperate Zionist” post. And MY1 falsely thinks she is supporting his view, because he knows better than any Palestinian or anyone else by keeping his eyes closed and his ears shut and never seeing or hearing anything bad that Israel does.

      • MahaneYehude1
        June 10, 2014, 3:47 pm

        @Aya:

        Shalom and welcome to MW!

        Amigo post is little cynical, but don’t worry – he belongs to the good guys of this site and knows the truth better than any Israeli and Palestinian although he is from Ireland.

      • Woody Tanaka
        June 10, 2014, 4:57 pm

        “Amigo post is little cynical”

        Not cynical at all. His post is an accurate description of the pathological mental state of you pathetic Zionists.

  6. Kay24
    June 8, 2014, 12:09 pm

    This is a great move. Israel and it’s agents here are not going to like it. They would go on whining about anti semitism, but we know that it is sheer hypocrisy. The American Islamaphobe and bigot, Pamela Geller, reacted to the Shrinking Map of Palestine poster, by putting up anti Islamic lies on subways and buses. There is nothing like a few posters giving basic facts, to make people sit up and become aware of what is happening in these territories. If the media cannot report the truth, then those who care about human rights violations, must act.
    Good luck to those who have worked hard for this – you are definitely going to feel the outrage of those who keep supporting this brutal occupation.

  7. amigo
    June 8, 2014, 12:14 pm

    How about several signs depicting nietanyahoo claimng America is easily moved or his joking about the Peace process.They should also put a sign which shows the part of the Likud Charter that states there will never be a Palestine.

    There is so much material, given the money, every station on planet earth could be completely covered.

  8. MHughes976
    June 8, 2014, 12:17 pm

    I have family, not in Boston but within reach, who are a little surprised by the definiteness of my ideas about Palestine. I must encourage them to visit the subway. No doubt there will soon be a massive reply about terrorism, anti-Semitism and so on but something good usually comes of free debate.

  9. unverified__5ilf90kd
    June 8, 2014, 12:26 pm

    I look forward to studying these ads. Great work. I admire this effort. Huge impact.

  10. John Douglas
    June 8, 2014, 12:29 pm

    Thanks, Annie.

    I can only take a stab at what it’s like to be a Palestinian in the face of Israel’s systematically random cruelty. But I’m pretty sure that the sort of public support represented in Boston, and the general western awakening about it, brings heart to an already courageous people.

  11. BrianEsker
    June 8, 2014, 12:33 pm

    These are the only 3 signs up and it’s yet another scam to suck money from Jew and Israel haters.

    BTW 13,000 riders a day exposure means that these are placed as cheaply as possible.

    • AlGhorear
      June 8, 2014, 12:48 pm

      How do comments like BrianEsker’s pass moderation? He adds nothing to the conversation except to say that exposing Israeli crimes, apartheid and oppression is equal to anti-Semitism, like we’ve never heard that before. We shouldn’t have to counter that libel for every article posted.

      • justicewillprevail
        June 8, 2014, 12:56 pm

        I can only guess that it illustrates the pathetic, childish name-calling that constitutes the level of zionist debate. ‘BrianEsker’, yeah right, some whiny college kid’s juvenile posting more likely. No doubt there will be lots more trash to come, whether here or elsewhere. I could care less. Self-hating zionists are laughable.

      • Giles
        June 8, 2014, 5:41 pm

        BrianEsker don’t know sh&t. State Street is one of the busiest subway stops in Boston — probably second to Park Street (maybe even number one).

      • just
        June 8, 2014, 6:38 pm

        You are correct of course, Giles. Isn’t it interesting that BE’s commenter profile is this: “Student. Linguist. World traveler.” Hard to believe when he uses such language here, and has obviously not traveled the Boston subway. One has to wonder exactly what he is studying….because it isn’t history or current events.

        Annie, thanks for this. It’s a wonderful campaign, and many thanks to the good folks who have implemented it! I hope it spreads like wildfire.

      • eGuard
        June 9, 2014, 9:03 am

        AlGhorear: How do comments like BrianEsker’s pass moderation? I second this questioning. Comment rule #1 should simply say: “Baseless accusations of anti-Semitism are not allowed”.

        I do not get why or how MW would be improved by these red herrings.

    • Kay24
      June 8, 2014, 1:21 pm

      I disagree. The biggest scam inflicted on the US, is the one by the brutal occupier in the Middle East. It keeps pretending that it is a victim of those who they occupy, while using deadly weapons on these poor people, and blatantly stealing lands, controlling water, trees, and even soil. They even have the audacity to whine about their neighbors wanting to wipe them off the map, but the shrinking map of Palestine clearly shows exactly who is getting wiped off the map, and who exactly keeps re-drawing the map, slowly wiping out Palestinians villages.
      Face facts and expect more posters coming to a place near you. I am sure those designing these masterpieces, will come up with some great ones.

    • Blownaway
      June 8, 2014, 1:25 pm

      Brian why not attack the substance of the ads? Which one is not true?

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 2:18 pm

        @Blownaway. Why not attack the substance of the ads? Which is not true?
        Well…all of them, actually.

        1) Jews are indigenous to the area, and have had a continuous presence there for thousands of years, so you can’t steal what already belongs to you.

        2) Palestinian children are not killed every day by Israelis. Though they certainly are used as cannon fodder by their own to throw rocks and firebombs at passing motorists and so on. The poster contains statistical distortions at best.

        3)Most of the PalArab homes that get knocked down are in the Jerusalem area and were built without building permits, same as happens to Jews there and people around the world. This poster doesn’t suggest that at all.

        4) You can selectively or partially quote Naftali Bennett all you want. The plan that I have heard about that he has in mind, and which, frankly I agree with, is for Israel to simply annex area C of the West Bank and offer full citizenship to the Arabs there. That’s kind of the opposite of opposing a Palestinian state, because it suggests a Pal state for areas A and B and perhaps Gaza if they can ever quit fighting among themselves.

        5) And the average age of Pal kids in prison is not 9 years old. I don’t know what it is, but that’s obviously a lie. Most kids that get arrested for rock and firebomb throwing are a bit older than that. And actually sending kids to war is a crime against humanity; that isn’t something that the PalArabs should be too proud about.

      • Light
        June 8, 2014, 5:36 pm

        BrianEsker

        Your arguments are pathetic. One day people like you will be as welcome in society as white supremacists and Holocaust deniers.

        1. Jews have had a continuous presence in numerous countries. There is as long a continuous Jewish presence in Iran as in Palestine. No one would take you seriously if you made that argument for establishing a Jewish state in Iran. And why doesn’t the Palestinian continuous presence in Palestine count for anything?

        2. Palestinian children and not even closely treated the same as Jewish children in Israel. Palestinian children are subject to military law and courts while Jewish children as subject to civilian courts.

        3. Israel won’t issue building permits to Palestinians. The system is engineered to make Palestinian life miserable.

        4. There are a lot more quotes from Naftali Bennet. The man is a racist and proud of it.

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 6:09 pm

        @Light …pretty cheap shot about the Holocaust….

        You don’t see many Zionists bothering to comment here because we know it’s a hate site, and we usually get censored…but sometimes it’s amusing to compare the distortions that get thrown around….

        The Iran snark doesn’t even make for a good red herring. Jews not only have a continuous presence in the area for upwards of 3000 years but also a linguistic, scriptural and archaeological history that binds us to the place. A

        Palestinian children are subject to military law and courts in the territories by mutual agreement as of the 1993 accords, which were the last set of understandings that there are. Since then the PalArabs have refused several offers and have always rejected peace talks.

      • bryan
        June 9, 2014, 3:27 am

        Light – your first point is absolutely correct – but let me just defend Brian for a moment. There were mass forced conversions of Edomites and Idumeans and many others in Hasmonean times. This population later converted to Christianity and later still to Islam. Thus he absolutely correct in describing the continuous presence in the land of a stable population which provides an absolute right for their descendants to establish a Palestinian state.

        See for instance link to questions.org as well as the work of the young David Ben-Gurion and Shlomo Sand

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 9:51 pm

        You don’t see many Zionists bothering to comment here because we know it’s a hate site.

        No, there’s no shortage of dimwitted Zionist trolls, like yourself, who comment here. When Israel and the Zionist movement stop intentionally violating their international obligations and pledges to the rest of the world, while spewing shop-worn propaganda and giving everyone the middle finger, come back and complain about hate crimes. In the meantime, it’s Zionists and Israeli Jews who have been building a system of colonial apartheid in Palestine ever since the first aliyah.

      • Shingo
        June 8, 2014, 5:39 pm

        The usual Hasbara crap from Brian.

        1) the fact that some Jews are indigenous to the area, and that some have had a continuous presence there does mean the land belongs to them. They have never been majority the either . They owned less than 7% foot in 1948, so yes it was stolen.

        2) Palestinian children are indeed killed every day by Israelis. And they certainly are used as targets by the IDF.

        Mind you, Jewish setters also throw rocks and firebombs at passing motorists and so on, so I guess that makes them cannon fodder.

        The poster contains statistically moderate at best.

        3) Most of the PalArab homes that get knocked down are in the Jerusalem area and were built before the state of Israel existed and before permits existed.

        4) Naftali Bennett’s plan still opposed a Palestinian state. It’s no surprise you agree with it as iris a fascist supremacist plan to steal land. He’s only willing to annex area C of the West Bank and offer citizenship to the Arabs there because most if the Arabs there have been driven from the area so there is no demographic cost up pay. Why not annex areas A and B too?

        5) If you don’t know what the average age of Palestinian kids in prison is, how can you know it’s not 9 years old?

        You sound desperate.

        And actually sending kids to war is a crime against humanity; that isn’t something that the PalArabs should be too proud about.

        Israeli Jewish children do the same thing and I take it you are proud of it.

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 6:16 pm

        @Shingo (Jews) owned less than 7% in 1948.
        Perhaps. But the local Arabs that lived in “Palestine” owned even less, about 4%, much of the rest being un-farmable land belonging to either the Ottoman Empire or absentee landowners.

        Children used as TARGETS by the IDF?

        You must have a nose like Pinocchio!

      • Shingo
        June 9, 2014, 11:59 pm

        Perhaps.

        So you now admit Jews only held title to 7% of the land, which means the rest wasn’t theirs and you knowingly lied when you claimed they couldn’t steal what was already theirs.

        But the local Arabs that lived in “Palestine” owned even less, about 4%, much of the rest being un-farmable land belonging to either the Ottoman Empire or absentee landowners.

        That lie has been repeatedly debunked. The Survey for the British Mandate of 1945 showed Paleatinians owned more than 50%.

        Children used as TARGETS by the IDF?

        Yes, as Hostage has already explained.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 9:58 pm

        Perhaps. But the local Arabs that lived in “Palestine” owned even less, about 4%, much of the rest being un-farmable land belonging to either the Ottoman Empire or absentee landowners.

        Nonsense. See Lorenzo Kamel’s “Whose Land? Land Tenure in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Palestine”. He cites a number of other experts on the subject. link to tandfonline.com

        FYI, the UN Ad Hoc Committee cited British administration figures which showed that the Beersheba Bedouins alone had more land dedicated to cereal grain production than the combined land holdings of the Jewish communities of Palestine.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 10:05 pm

        Children used as TARGETS by the IDF?

        You must have a nose like Pinocchio!

        Not at all. During the fist intifada, Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, and L. Cainkar , eds., compiled “The Palestinian Intifada – December 9, 1987 – December 8, 1988: A Record of Israeli Repression, Database Project on Palestinian Human Rights, Chicago 1989″. It has tabulated data including names locations, dates, and type of fatal wounds on scores of 3-13 year-old children. Many were killed execution-style by multiple gunshot wounds to the head or chest.

      • Blownaway
        June 8, 2014, 6:28 pm

        1) I would add that while some Jewish is a religion not a nationality. Jews of Israel are mostly not indigenous, but east European refugees and converts from Brooklyn. They don’t own most of it. It was given by the British who didn’t own any of it let alone give it away.
        2) the ad said on average sine 2000 a Palestinian child is killed every 4 days. That’s incontrovertible and if the punishment for throwing rocks is death than your even a bigger animal.
        3) many but not all. Many are in areas called fire zone destroyed and then settlers are allowed ack in. That’s theft see #1
        4)annexing anything that isn’t there’s is theft. It’s not selective he is against two states as I imagine you are. What is your plan by the way?
        5)you don’t know Nuff said

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 6:51 pm

        @Blownaway
        “Jews of Israel are mostly not indigenous, but east European refugees and converts from Brooklyn.”

        Today’s Israelis are mostly second and third generation descended from 600,000 or so that were there in 1947, plus descended from about another million Middle eastern and North African Jews exiled from their home countries (some after living there for 2,000 years) plus others who have made what is considered a RETURN after generations of displacement and exile. There’s some from NYC & Europe, obviously, but they’re only a portion. It’s interesting that the Jewish experience around the world over the last 2000 years is being persecuted and knocked around because …we’re outsiders, we don’t belong. Jews in America still get this same kind of old hate even after living here for generations. Israel is where Jews come from, so it’s only natural that it’s where we go back to, or at least preserve for the sake of cultural and religious integrity.

        Then again, there are those, possibly like yourself, who feel that Jews have no right to exist, and no right to call anyplace home. And it is especially because of those kinds of pathetic bigots that we are reminded how important Israel is and will always be.

      • Shingo
        June 10, 2014, 5:04 am

        Today’s Israelis are mostly second and third generation descended from 600,000 or so that were there in 1947

        The number was closed to 400,000 and even then, it was die to massive immigration over a period of 2 decades.

        Then again, there are those, possibly like yourself, who feel that Jews have no right to exist, and no right to call anyplace home.

        Jews enjoy the right to exist all over the world, which is why more than half of all Jews refuse to live in Israel

      • lonely rico
        June 8, 2014, 6:51 pm

        @BrianEsker
        1.Jews are indigenous to the area … so you can’t steal what already belongs to you.
        OK. And Palestinian Arabs were there too, to the tune of 65% (+/-) of the population in 1947. What happened then ? Murder, violence, rape, torture and destruction, not in self defense but to rid the land (coveted by the Zionists) of the Palestinians.
        Sounds a lot like theft to me.
        2. Palestinian children are not killed every day by Israelis.
        You’re right but that’s not what is written on the poster.
        Read carefully “Israeli’s military has killed one Palestinian child every 4 days”. Statistical distortions ? To which distortions do you refer ? Please give specific details.
        3. Most of the PalArab homes that get knocked down … were built without building permits, same as happens to Jews
        How many Jewish homes have been demolished ? 20,000 ? 25,000 ? I think these are the numbers Jeff Halper mentions for the number of demolished Palestinian homes, leaving hundreds of thousands of destitute Palestinians in the street.
        4.I agree with (Naftali Bennett) … for Israel to simply annex area C of the West Bank.
        According to international law, Israel has no right to occupy and colonize any of the West Bank, nor East Jerusalem, nor the Golan heights. You might agree with Bennett’s ranting, but that doesn’t change the fact that what he proposes and what you advocate is criminal.
        5. … sending kids to war is a crime against humanity.
        This would be laughable if it wasn’t so terribly tragic. The Palestinians don’t send their children to war. The war comes to them, a malignant presence ubiquitous in their life – in the streets, in their schools, in their homes, even into their bedrooms, when heavily armed thugs take them away to humiliate and bully, contrary to the most basic notions of human decency.

      • talknic
        June 8, 2014, 10:39 pm

        @ BrianEsker “1) Jews are indigenous to the area, and have had a continuous presence there for thousands of years, so you can’t steal what already belongs to you.”

        A) Irrelevant. ISRAEL was “proclaimed as an independent republic within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947″ BY THE ISRAELI GOVT
        Israel has never legally acquired any further territory link to cfr.org.
        Israelis, Jewish or not, are prohibited by international law from illegally settling in non-Israeli territories under the military occupation of the Jewish state.
        B) Israel IS stealing what DOES NOT belong to it.

        “2) Palestinian children are not killed every day by Israelis. “

        That is NOT what the poster says. YOU lie and distort.

        “3)Most of the PalArab homes that get knocked down are in the Jerusalem area”

        Jerusalem is not Israeli. Israeli civil law has no jurisdiction outside the state of Israel. UNSC res 476.

        “4) ….. The plan that I have heard about that he has in mind, and which, frankly I agree with, is for Israel to simply annex area C of the West Bank and offer full citizenship to the Arabs there”

        Unilateral annexation is illegal, Read UNSC res 252 and its EIGHT reminders

        “5) And the average age of Pal kids in prison is not 9 years old. I don’t know what it is”
        LOL Morons 101 ?

        “And actually sending kids to war is a crime against humanity;”
        Were they sent. There is no law against children, on their own initiative, taking up arms against the occupying power.

        Your score = NIL facts. 100% for bullsh*t

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 12:09 am

        1) Jews are indigenous to the area, and have had a continuous presence there for thousands of years, so you can’t steal what already belongs to you.

        Both sides lived in the United States before the US Civil War, but that didn’t mean they couldn’t improperly destroy, steal, or plunder. Articles 38 and 44 of the Lieber code reflected that fact, i.e. Private property, unless forfeited by crimes or by offenses of the owner, can be seized only by way of military necessity, for the support or other benefit of the army or of the United States. . . . all destruction of property not commanded by the authorized officer, all robbery, all pillage or sacking, even after taking a place by main force, all rape, wounding, maiming, or killing of such inhabitants, are prohibited under the penalty of death, or such other severe punishment as may seem adequate for the gravity of the offense. link to avalon.law.yale.edu

      • LeaNder
        June 9, 2014, 9:54 am

        Ah, that the loophole Israel tried to exploit. First seizure “by way of military necessity” then “privatization”, or its Israeli equivalent of a 99-year lease to Israeli nationals only.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 10:24 pm

        Ah, that the loophole Israel tried to exploit.

        There hasn’t been any loophole for quite a long time with respect to private property. The Nuremberg Tribunal pointed to the codification of an absolute prohibition of pillage in the laws and customs of land warfare annexed to the Hague IV convention of 1907. The international court claimed the Hague rules were recognized by all civilized nations and were considered to be binding on non-signatories, by no later than 1939. The Nuremberg Charter specifically listed pillage of state and private property as a crime for which individual international criminal responsibility applies.

        The Foreign Relations of the United States have highlighted statutes which stipulated that pillage is one of the crimes for which extradition may be granted since at least the 1870s. See for example Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 6, 1910, page 96 link to digicoll.library.wisc.edu

      • Accentitude
        June 9, 2014, 4:29 am

        Ok, Brian. Here we go:

        1) I agree with you Jews have always been here but you seem to be confused about what “Jew” means. Jews are followers of the monotheistic religion known as Judaism and certainly there were Jewish Palestinians and Jewish Arabs living here, I agree with you. However, Jewish Russians, Jewish Americans, Jewish Germans are not “indigenous” to this area. Do you know why? Because if you took away their religion, they’d just be Russians, Americans and Germans. Furthermore, the fact that Jews are indigenous to this area does not mean that Palestinians are NOT indigenous to this area.

        2) Palestinian children are not killed everyday by Israelis. I agree. The ad actually says that the “Israeli Military has killed one Palestinian child every 4 days…” That unfortunately is true. If you actually follow the news here in Palestine, you would know that. If you want to know the names and circumstances of these children, go here: link to rememberthesechildren.org

        3) Your point here is a complete lie. Homes are demolished in Area B and Areas C in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jewish Israelis are allowed to build on privately owned Palestinian lands but Palestinians are not allowed to build on their own lands because the Israeli government discriminates between Arabs and Jews and does not issue building permits to Arabs. Can you name one instance of when the Israeli government demolished a Jewish Israeli home anywhere in WB or EJ? You can’t, because it has never happened (settlements excluded). Today there is news of homes being demolished in Tulkarem. In case you’re wondering, that is governorate in the northern area of the West Bank, not in Jerusalem: link to maannews.net

        Here’s news from 3 days ago of homes being demolished in the southern area of the West Bank near Bethlehem. That too is not in Jerusalem: link to maannews.net

        4) The organization that made the ad quoted Bennett, not Mondoweiss. What you’re talking about and what Bennett is talking about is what Israel has been doing since 1967 in the oPt – that is to expedite annexation of Eretz Israel from the river to the sea, right? So that a viable Palestinian state is impossible as it would largely made up of fragmented and disconnected blocs. However, Yair Lapid issued a statement yesterday that if Israel annexes the settlements, he would dissolve Netanyahu’s coalition government. Its not because he likes Palestinians. Its because he doesn’t want a bi-national one state solution: link to maannews.net The Israelis don’t want Palestinians to have their own state and they don’t want Palestinians to become part of an Israeli state. That is a fact.

        5) Why bother even stating point #5 if you have no knowledge regarding the ages of Palestinian kids in prison. Unfortunately, the add is correct. The average age of Palestinian children in administrative detention/prison is 9 years old. Palestinian children are arrested, tortured, beaten, their rights are grossly abused, they’re put in solitary confinement, threatened with rape and murder, they’re tried in military courts even though they’re civilians. THAT is something that the Israelis shouldn’t be too proud about because it violates conventions and treaties that Israel itself became a party to when it signed and ratified said documents including the 4th Geneva Convention (link to google.ps), the United Nations Convention against Torture (link to ohchr.org), the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (link to ohchr.org), and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (link to ohchr.org). Israel systematically violates all of these international policies every single day. How would you like if a massive burly soldier dragged your child out of his bed at night and beat the shit out of him in front of you, then dragged him off to get tortured in the Russian Compound, then placed in solitary confinement, and held indefinitely in administrative detention on secret charges that neither he nor his family, nor his lawyers are allowed to know? I imagine that you wouldn’t like that very much.

    • Eva Smagacz
      June 8, 2014, 1:36 pm

      If its a scam to suck money, then I am an enthusiastic suckee. But the only thing that I hate is injustice.

      • bintbiba
        June 8, 2014, 3:36 pm

        Colour me ‘suckee’ as well!!

      • ritzl
        June 8, 2014, 3:41 pm

        Me be “suckee” #3.

    • Annie Robbins
      June 8, 2014, 6:09 pm

      heavens to murgatroid! who moderated this nightmare comment??!!!?

      edit, just read al’s comment How do comments like BrianEsker’s pass moderation?

      i guess someone thought it would generate conversation or show the face of the opposition. i have no idea/none.

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 6:33 pm

        Hi Annie,

        Let me simplify your problem for you. To spare you some headaches from your usual clientele here. Along the masthead where it says MONDOWEISS etc. add a disclaimer to the effect that anything resembling a pro-Israel or pro-Jewish position, statement, or request for clarification will not be tolerated and is grounds for immediate and permanent banning from the site in the interest of freedom of speech. Maybe add something more about “Nakba-denial” not being permitted either. That should cover it. Then people like me will know enough to not even bother. It would be like that gang on facebook “A group for Palestine and its friends. No usurper zios allowed”

      • amigo
        June 10, 2014, 4:39 am

        Esker, with minor editing , your post describes The J , Post perfectly.

        I might change your last point to!!

        No usurper, justice and equality with Jews, seeking Palestinians.

      • Blownaway
        June 8, 2014, 11:07 pm

        Not at all Annie Brian is a student and he got schooled…no problemo.

    • Hostage
      June 8, 2014, 6:49 pm

      These are the only 3 signs up and it’s yet another scam to suck money from Jew and Israel haters.

      I don’t hate Israelis. I think that the native born Jews and Palestinians are entitled to enjoy equal human rights. I just dislike Zionism, colonialism, and policies and practices of apartheid. The ad campaign just earned my instant approval and a modest donation.

    • john_manyjars
      June 8, 2014, 10:18 pm

      I don’t hate Jews, but I do hate Zionists. And I despise Americans that put another country’s interest ahead of the USA.

      $25 sent to AAA just now- good job Brian, go and choke on your Hasbara.

      • amigo
        June 10, 2014, 4:45 am

        Ditto, john,manyjars.

        Well done Esker.

        I retract my earlier statement.You do serve a purpose here.

        Chief fund raiser for Palestinian Rights. Keep up the good work buddy.Maybe I will run into to you sometime. I would like the opportunity to reward you for all youv,e done.

    • Accentitude
      June 9, 2014, 1:44 am

      I’m not sure you fully understand the wide expansive difference between Jews and Israelis but that’s a topic for another discussion. I don’t see anything hating against Jews or Israelis here. In fact, all it is doing is exposing the crimes of the latter so that they could open their eyes and become better people. Consider it free group therapy.

    • bryan
      June 9, 2014, 3:00 am

      Please keep posting Brian – you have a very valuable role to perform – to demonstrate the bankrupt hysteria of supporters of Occupation and Oppression.

    • Kris
      June 9, 2014, 11:29 am

      You’re right, if only 13,000 riders a day will see these ads, we need to do more. Social media is free, and we can share these ads with everyone we know, with a click of the mouse. And for those who are more convinced by video, here’s a good one for you:

      link to electronicintifada.net

      Israeli soldiers occupy the elegant home (desirable Palestinian property to steal!) of an elderly Palestinian couple, and prevent them from answering the phone. When they can’t reach their parents to check on them, the children of the elderly couple bring their friends and a journalist, and drive the occupiers out! (Why did they think Israeli soldiers had invaded their parents’ home? Because it happens all the time!)

      However, for once, the Israeli soldiers didn’t mow down the unarmed Palestinians, and for now, no Jewish “settlers” have been installed in this Palestinian home, so we can rejoice!

    • Woody Tanaka
      June 10, 2014, 5:03 pm

      Esker, as they say at Disneyland, “have a magical day.”

  12. HarryLaw
    June 8, 2014, 12:50 pm

    This is wonderful, maybe if someone tapped King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia or one of the other useless medieval dictators in the Gulf, for a few shillings, after all he has just spent 60 billion dollars on US arms which will rot away in the desert, if he did, ads could go up all over the US.

    • Kay24
      June 8, 2014, 1:22 pm

      Actually this should be a world effort. I am sure these posters will do well in the EU countries, and even in some Asian ones.

      • Eva Smagacz
        June 8, 2014, 1:39 pm

        Kay24,

        The only battle that needs to be won is the battle of American public opinion. EU knows. Asia does not care one way or another.

      • Kay24
        June 8, 2014, 1:47 pm

        I agree that right now, the American people should be shown the truth, and informed of exactly how their tax dollars are spent. As a tax payer, I detest the fact that our taxes consistently go to support brutal crimes against helpless people.

      • Feathers
        June 8, 2014, 5:20 pm

        Conversation at a prominent Episcopal church in DC suburbs today:

        They: “Please join our bible study group. We would love to hear your perspective from your Catholic background.”

        We: “I would probably get into trouble with your group because I am opposed to zionism.”

        They: “Surely you mean that you are in favor of zionism, don’t you. It’s biblical . . . .?”

        We: “No, I am opposed to zionism. It is a political movement . . .”

        They: “Oh. Well. Hmmm. Anyway, next week we will discuss the prophet Joel.”

        —-

        These are good people; they are not stupid people, but they are seriously misinformed. Their thinking is not based on history and facts but on sentimentality and false piety and a kind of approbation of Jews that emerges from the fear of thinking critically about issues that have “Jewish” in the mix. That word, “Jewish,” automatically invokes a protective shield that “nice” people are afraid to penetrate.

    • Ellen
      June 8, 2014, 3:51 pm

      They’d rather spend money on arms and useless real estate projects and bribing corrupt wold cup officials to put their little dictatorships on the map. Their money will discredit an honest campaign.

      Would rather see the support come from directly US citizens that are being robbed by the Israel-Industry. Where can I send some money?

  13. Citizen
    June 8, 2014, 1:19 pm

    How does one gain the American public’s consent, informed support, in the land called America that Bernays was the original expert on how to sell something in? In his case, he sold cigarettes to the masses by employing semi-nude leggy gals smoking them. Goebbels studied Bernays, and employed similar tactics (romantic heimat, besieged country, the girl-next-door imagery) but he was given total control of mass media by state monopoly. Subject ads are now trying to” sell “(inform by) negative facts to Americans birthed in pretty false ads by corporate interests, combined with a corporate mainstream news media partnering with or government–we are trying to swim upstream with the American status quo that combines both Bernays and Goebbels. It’s tough sledding. The new factor is the internet, and Congress is busy trying to limit its impact as an easily available alternate news source in the political arena. Your thoughts?

    Uncle Toms’s Cabin, anyone?

    • Citizen
      June 8, 2014, 1:34 pm

      Something to counter Exodus, which was funded by Israelis?

      Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, offered his audiences an account of how Leon Uris came to write the book. In a speech at Brooklyn Law School, Khalidi made this claim:

      “This carefully crafted propaganda was the work of seasoned professionals. People like someone you probably never heard of, a man named Edward Gottlieb, for example. He’s one of the founders of the modern public relations industry. There are books about him as a great advertiser.
      In order to sell the great Israeli state to the American public many, many decades ago, Gottlieb commissioned a successful, young novelist. A man who was a committed Zionist, a fellow with the name of Leon Uris. He funded him and sent him off to Israel to write a book. This book was Exodus: A Novel of Israel. Gottlieb’s gambit succeeded brilliantly. Exodus sold as many copies as Gone With the Wind, which up to that point was the greatest best-seller in U.S. history. Exodus was as good a melodrama and sold just as many copies.
      Khalidi made a similar assertion in another speech a few weeks later, this time at the Palestine Center in Washington:

      Now, I think it’s worth noting that this book was not the unaided fruit of the loins as it were, the intellectual loins of Leon Uris. He wrote it, of course, but the book was commissioned by a renowned public relations professional, a man who was in fact considered by many to be the founder of public relations in the United States, a fellow by the name of Edward Gottlieb, who desired to improve Israel’s image, and who chose Uris to write the novel after his successful first novel on World War II, and who secured the funding which paid for Uris’ research and trip to Israel. Given that many of the basic ideas about Palestine and Israel held by generations of Americans find their origin either in this trite novel or the equally clichéd movie, Gottlieb’s inspiration to send Leon Uris to Israel may have constituted one of the greatest advertising triumphs of the twentieth century. The man deserves his place in the public relations pantheon.”

      • BrianEsker
        June 8, 2014, 5:06 pm

        @Citizen Re: Adman Gottlieb financing Leon Uris to write EXODUS.

        Unfortunately, there’s a more than just a little doubt that the relationship and events such as you describe above … are true.

        You’re quoting Khalidi, and loquacious as he was he could have been making this all up. Not the first time anybody’s done that.

        link to en.wikipedia.org and link to martinkramer.org

        It’s questionable as to whether there was even money allocated by Gottleib or his agency to pay the commissioning of such a book ..so we’ve got ourselves YET another urban legend that tries to delegitimize the existence of Israel.

        Where have we seen this before??

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 5:34 am

        You’re quoting Khalidi, and loquacious as he was he could have been making this all up. Not the first time anybody’s done that.

        The Kramer blog establishes beyond any doubt that Khalidi didn’t make anything up.

        It’s questionable as to whether there was even money allocated by Gottleib or his agency to pay the commissioning of such a book ..so we’ve got ourselves YET another urban legend that tries to delegitimize the existence of Israel.

        No the Kramer article is a classic example of presenting a straw man argument.

      • hophmi
        June 9, 2014, 10:25 pm

        The Kramer establishes that the Khalidi claim is based on quicksand. Only an extreme partisan would bother to defend it.

      • traintosiberia
        June 9, 2014, 11:04 pm

        Kramer advocated food deprivation of Gaza to limit population growth. He accused Said of trying to build Haram
        Sharif in Columbia . He ridiculed Gelb for opposing Libyan intervention. He thought that the Persian Gulf had same nationali relevance as LakeMichigan had .He opposed the appointment of Juan Cole to Yale for his( Cole) religion .

      • Hostage
        June 10, 2014, 6:00 am

        The Kramer establishes that the Khalidi claim is based on quicksand. Only an extreme partisan would bother to defend it.

        Nope, Kramer establishes that Khalidi wasn’t making up anything, contrary to the false claims made here by your tag team partners. The account is based on an interview with, Gottlieb himself, and the details of his account were never contradicted by Leon Uris, who lived nearly two decades after they were first published. Kramer introduces a number of red herring arguments that have nothing to do with the original published account and do not disprove it.

      • traintosiberia
        June 9, 2014, 10:44 pm

        You should read the book by Peter Grose- Israel in the mind of America. This book was praised by Shimon Peres. .Peter Grose is no Arab lover .
        He describes how following Biltmore hotel convention in mid 1940 s the old guards like Weizmann and Wise were dethroned by Rabbi Silver . They undertook propaganda machinery . One of their ugly schemes involved getting people to write books (commissions them ) , buying them in bulk and increase the sale volume to the top lists of the best sellers. They distributed the books free and made sure the books were discussed and reviewed glowingly. They also wrote the positions papers of the churches and religious organizations( Christian ) .
        Goebbles would have appreciated it .

      • Tzombo
        June 8, 2014, 9:46 pm

        Pretty tragic because he also wrote Trinity about Ireland and how the British and the protestants carved up Ireland in such a way that the protestants would have a majority in the north.

      • Walid
        June 9, 2014, 12:25 am

        “Now, I think it’s worth noting that this book was not the unaided fruit of the loins as it were, the intellectual loins of Leon Uris.”

        Thanks, Citizen, until I read your post, I thought the success of the book was just a fluke. Learn something new every day.

        A rerun of a fun video from a couple of years back that is so eloquent:

      • Citizen
        June 9, 2014, 4:08 am

        @Walid
        Thanks–great little video!

      • Naftush
        June 9, 2014, 2:07 am

        The Gottlieb claim has signs of being a tendentious myth.
        link to martinkramer.org

      • Naftush
        June 9, 2014, 2:12 am

        Here’s the gist of Kramer’s piece:

        In sum, the Gottlieb “commission” never happened. Uris’s biographers dismiss it, Gottlieb’s most knowledgeable associate denies it, and no documents in Uris’s papers or Israeli archives testify to it. It originated as a boast by Gottlieb to another PR man, made almost thirty years after the (non-)fact. And given its origin, it’s precisely the sort of story a serious professional historian would never repeat as fact without first vetting it (as I did).

        Yet it persists in the echo chamber of anti-Israel literature, where it has been copied over and over. In Kathleen Christison’s book, it finally appeared under the imprimatur of a university press (California). In Khalidi’s lectures last fall, it acquired a baroque elaboration, in which Edward Gottlieb emerges as “the father of the American iteration of Zionism” and architect of “one of the greatest advertising triumphs of the twentieth century.” What is the myth’s appeal? Why is the truth about the genesis of Exodus so difficult to grasp? Why should Khalidi think the Gottlieb story is, in his coy phrase, “worth noting”?

        Because if you believe in Zionist mind-control, you must always assume the existence of a secret mover who (as Khalidi said) “you probably never heard of” and who must be a professional expert in deception. This “seasoned” salesman conceives of Exodus as a “gambit” (Khalidi) or a “scheme” (Christison). There is no studio or publisher’s advance, only a “commission,” which qualifies the book as “propaganda”—an “advertising triumph.” In Khalidi’s Brooklyn Law School talk, he added that “the process of selling Israel didn’t stop with Gottlieb…. It has continued unabated since then.” It is Khalidi’s purpose to cast Exodus, like the case for Israel itself, as a “carefully crafted” sales job by Madison Avenue mad men. Through their mediation, Israel has hoodwinked America.

        In fact, the deception lies elsewhere. Exodus, novel and book, was universally understood to be a work of fiction. In contrast, Rashid Khalidi claims to speak in the name of history—that is, carefully validated truth. …

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 5:29 am

        In sum, the Gottlieb “commission” never happened. Uris’s biographers dismiss it, Gottlieb’s most knowledgeable associate denies it, and no documents in Uris’s papers or Israeli archives testify to it.

        Except for the fact that Findley, Neff, Christison, and Khalidi are backed-up by a source that was published in 1985, years before Gottlieb’s death in 1998. All of them referenced Arthur Stevens, a public relations professional and an admitted acquaintance of Gottlieb. Kramer and his sources offer no evidence that Gottlieb ever denied the story. He and his sources invent a straw man and then unsurprisingly deconstruct it.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 5:11 am

        The Gottlieb claim has signs of being a tendentious myth.

        No, it’s more like the Martin Kramer blog article is disingenuous dissimulation. None of the published sources claimed that Gottlieb secured the funding from the State of Israel; that he personally paid for the book; or that Gottlieb’s employees were involved. Kramer and Charlotte Klein are the sources of that trumped-up undocumented narrative.

      • hophmi
        June 9, 2014, 7:03 am

        “No, it’s more like the Martin Kramer blog article is disingenuous dissimulation. None of the published sources claimed that Gottlieb secured the funding from the State of Israel; that he personally paid for the book; or that Gottlieb’s employees were involved. Kramer and Charlotte Klein are the sources of that trumped-up undocumented narrative.”

        LOL. Classic Pallywood. Never admit you’ve been caught in a lie no matter how ridiculous you look, eh, Hostage? I think it’s fair to say that outside of an unsubstantiated claim made by Gottlieb three decades after this supposedly happened, there isn’t a shred of evidence to support it, and Uris’s biographers (and virtually everyone else) think it’s garbage.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 10:33 pm

        LOL. Classic Pallywood. Never admit you’ve been caught in a lie no matter how ridiculous you look, eh, Hostage? I think it’s fair to say that outside of an unsubstantiated claim made by Gottlieb three decades after this supposedly happened, there isn’t a shred of evidence to support it, and Uris’s biographers (and virtually everyone else) think it’s garbage.

        Only, Kramer doesn’t present a shred of evidence that Arthur Stevens didn’t know Gottlieb or didn’t interview him on the subject. He certainly published a book that contained the story many years before Gottlieb died, and Gottlieb never took issue with the account. For that matter, Uris died in 2003, and Kramer presents no evidence that he denied the Gottlieb story.

      • hophmi
        June 9, 2014, 10:47 pm

        You’re dissembling. The source of the claim is Gottlieb, who made it three decades after it supposedly happened. There is no other support for the claim. Virtually no one else, including Uris’s biographers, support it.

      • Hostage
        June 10, 2014, 5:50 am

        You’re dissembling. The source of the claim is Gottlieb, who made it three decades after it supposedly happened. There is no other support for the claim. Virtually no one else, including Uris’s biographers, support it.

        Screw his biographers. Arthur Stevens published his book in 1985 and Leon Uris was alive until 2003. Kramer or you should point us to his denial or STFU and quit creating straw man arguments. Contrary to your claims Hophmi, you aren’t smarter than us or very good at what you try to do here.

      • ckg
        June 9, 2014, 4:08 pm

        I don’t understand why Gottlieb, or anyone else, would want to be thought of as the commissioner of Exodus. Here is Finkelstein in the footnotes of Beyond Chutzpah:

        Putting aside its apolgetics for Zionism, the sheer racism of Uris’s blockbuster [Exodus] bears recalling. The Arabs, their villages, their homes–to the last, they’re “stinking” or engulfed in “overwhelming stench” and “vile odors.” Arab men just “lay around” all day “listless”–that is when they’re not hatching “some typical double-dealing scheme which seemed perfectly legitimate to the Arab,” or resorting to the “unscrupulous ethics of the Arab…the fantastic reasoning that condoned every crime short of murder,” or “becom[ing] hysterical at the slightest provacation”…”There was little song or laughter or joy in Arab life.”…”In this atmosphere, cunning, treachery, murder, feuds and jealousies became a way of life” …Truth be told, not much has changed in official Zionist propaganda.

    • Feathers
      June 8, 2014, 5:35 pm

      Citizen,

      One little chink in the armor would be the Goebbels = mass propagandist meme.

      Yes, it’s true that Goebbels studied Bernays, and that he was in charge of propaganda for the German government.

      But just how successful was the Goebbels propaganda campaign? I recall reading on the Calvin.edu website that German propaganda was “too rational;” the German psyche was unable fully to exploit appeal to emotion, which is a key element of hasbara and good propaganda.

      So the notion that Goebbels was a master propagandist might just be a propaganda coup for the Bernays, aka anti-German, crowd.

      Thus, effective exposure of the methods of propaganda, and use of them to counteract the relentless pro-Israel propaganda, probably should avoid Nazi analogies and Goebbels comparisons.

      In any event, I find the increasing resort to Nazi analogies a sign of desperation.

      • Ellen
        June 10, 2014, 5:26 pm

        Nonsense or “Quatch!” as a German would declare: German psyche was unable fully to exploit appeal to emotion, which is a key element of hasbara and good propaganda.

        Whoever wrote that on the Calvin.edu web site is an ignorant fool.

        Propaganda plays on the human psyche, appeals to emotions, and there is nothing special or different from Germans than the rest of us.

        Referencing the Nazis in some things is a given as it is the greatest modern day example of a nation of people rapidly succumbing to propaganda. It IS the reference of how it works and what happens.

  14. BrianEsker
    June 8, 2014, 1:24 pm

    @AlGhorear
    Nice of you to notice. Unfortunately not all of my CRITICISMS appear, however the ones that do are no doubt to show that Mondo isn’t completely censorious as well as Jew and Israel hating. Even though substantially produced by “Jews.”

    And my point above was intended to ASSIST haters to consider that they could be exploited by other less than honest haters. I know, I know, it’s shocking.

    One of my favorite examples of Jew haters scamming other Jew haters was Ernst Zundel & his UFO thing. Now that was money!!!

    link to nizkor.org

    • libra
      June 8, 2014, 5:51 pm

      @BrianEsker

      Not to mention the occasional reports surfacing of German U-boats based in South America, Antarctica, and even Israel! Clearly only an anti-semite would believe such obvious nonsense.

    • Hostage
      June 8, 2014, 6:57 pm

      One of my favorite examples of Jew haters scamming other Jew haters was Ernst Zundel & his UFO thing. Now that was money!!!

      No the association of the Zionist movement with the Jewish Charity Industry has been one of the biggest scams perpetrated by Jew haters.
      * 26 Billion Bucks: The Jewish Charity Industry Uncovered
      Part I — Donors Give More to Israel Than to Education link to forward.com
      *Uncovering U.S. Jewish charities: Subsidies free up cash for Israel, Jewish charities swell on cash from U.S. government; donors give to Israel. Part two in a three-part series. link to forward.com
      * 26 Billion Bucks: Those Jewish Charity Parties? Pricey.
      $95 Million a Year on Fundraising Events link to forward.com

  15. Walid
    June 8, 2014, 1:43 pm

    A super campaign; hope to see more of it all over the US.

  16. Balfour
    June 8, 2014, 2:21 pm

    Boston, MA- home of Charles Jacobs, CAMERA and the David Project. An excellent location to launch this campaign.

  17. Kris
    June 8, 2014, 2:23 pm

    These ads are excellent–eye-catching, informative, and truthful. I’m so glad to know about this great effort, and hope the campaign will spread quickly across the U.S. Most people in this country support/tolerate the U.S. role in enabling Israel only because they do not know what is really happening there.

    • Kay24
      June 8, 2014, 4:31 pm

      They should start putting them up in city centers, and college campuses. It should make people THINK and do some research. They will finally find the truth.

  18. Ellen
    June 8, 2014, 3:47 pm

    This is a very good campaign. No Hyperbole, just a word of the reality supported by credible facts. And a reminder that US taxpayers are funding this atrocity.

    Right now the clown and charlatans in the US Congress are frightened of Israel and it’s lobby. Maybe the ads will move them to be frightened of US citizens who start asking questions and demand and end to the crimes — crimes that also weaken the US.

    • Citizen
      June 8, 2014, 5:45 pm

      MJ Rosenberg, a former aipac LEADER, has recently said the most grueling time of US congress critters is around the time of the annual AIPAC conference, when AIPAC lobbyists attack their offices and demand those congress critters tow the AIPAC line or they will be out of office quickly, either cut off of campaign funds, or their competitors will be awash in Zionist campaign funds. The Zionists demand to see the actual congress critter, not just his or her staff members. The event is awash in Zionist entitlement strategy and tactics.

  19. Henry Norr
    June 8, 2014, 5:05 pm

    Terrific ads. Kudos to Chadi Salamoun, Richard Colbath-Hess, and everyone else involved – and to Annie for bringing them to our attention.

    My only complaint is that “Does Israel want peace … or land?” line. Obviously they want peace … and land. The Israelis, like everyone else, want peace, as long as it’s on their own terms. What they don’t want is anything resembling justice.

    • bintbiba
      June 8, 2014, 8:10 pm

      Right on, Henry Norr !
      Justice before Peace…. otherwise Peace cannot endure.

      • hophmi
        June 8, 2014, 10:49 pm

        Violence. Thousands of Israelis murdered in suicide bombings. Do Palestinians want war or peace?

        Homeless. Dozens of Israeli civilian homes destroyed by Hamas rockets. Do Palestinians want war or peace?

        4 months. The age of Israelis murdered by Palestinian suicide bombers no difference in their tactics from 9/11 Al-Qaeda bombers.

        It won’t work, friends. We can do it better than you can, have much more money to do it than you do, and have the support of the vast majority of Americnas already.

      • Hostage
        June 9, 2014, 11:07 pm

        It won’t work, friends. We can do it better than you can, have much more money to do it than you do, and have the support of the vast majority of Americnas already.

        Then why are you wasting so much of your time here shreying about it?

  20. MahaneYehude1
    June 8, 2014, 5:06 pm

    I hope this campaign (although based on lies and distortions) will end the flow of US money to Israel. Israel is strong enough and doesn’t need foreign money.

    • Shingo
      June 9, 2014, 10:49 pm

      Israel is strong enough and doesn’t need foreign money.

      Clearly Israel us not strong enough and cannot afford to give up foreign aid, which is why they are asking for even more of it.

      • traintosiberia
        June 10, 2014, 8:32 am

        “Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America and a close associate of Mr. Adelson’s, said that when he pressed Mr. Paul to explain his position on aid to Israel in a recent meeting in the senator’s Washington office, Mr. Klein left reassured. “He said if there was a vote and for any reason it seemed like it was actually going to be close, he would vote for it,” Mr. Klein said.
        The issue of aid to Israel also came up last year in a meeting with the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Members pressed the senator, and he conceded that while he would eventually like to terminate all foreign aid, he knew that would not be realistic now. “You could see he was a work in progress,” said Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to George W. Bush and a member of the Jewish coalition’s board. “He’s thinking about these issues; he’s trying to learn.”
        link to nytimes.com

    • amigo
      June 10, 2014, 6:35 am

      “I hope this campaign (although based on lies and distortions) will end the flow of US money to Israel. Israel is strong enough and doesn’t need foreign money.” mehane 1,2 or 3????.

      Wait until BDS starts ti bite you in the donkey.

      Wait until the EU halts all imports from the Apartheid rogue nation —some 28 % of it,s total exports.

      Wait until not one entertainer will visit the rogue entity .

      Wait until your tourism trickles to a halt.

      Just wait mehane, and when you come begging for aid you will be told to crawl back into your hole and emerge when you ahve decided to act like civilized people.

      You are all talk potatoe man.Hasbara in other words.

    • traintosiberia
      June 10, 2014, 8:27 am

      A few months ago New Times covered the story of the meeting between the leaders of the various Jewish Organizations and Rand Paul. Thier concern was the vehement opposition of Paul against any foreign donations,grants,loan gurantee and against any deleterious trade agreements with any country. The leaders obviously started wetting the pants in panic .They received the suppoprt from Cantor and Schumer who opposed the cuts to Isreal,but supported the cuts to other countries . Some democrats and Republicans joined the quiet insider deals without American awareness of the implications .
      So while we hear that Israel is powerful and financialy independent , we can hear another story only if we keep our ears and eyes open .
      The Hasabara that Israel does not need foreign money from US is for domestic consupmtion for the unwashed . Loudly they proclaim and ask everybody to join in that Hasbara . But they send their elders to warn Rand Paul not to think about it. Congress oblige .

    • Talkback
      June 10, 2014, 8:58 am

      MahaneYehude1 says: Israel is strong enough and doesn’t need foreign money.

      Cute.

    • Ellen
      June 10, 2014, 5:29 pm

      So why do your “leaders” keep begging Americans for more dough?

    • Kris
      June 10, 2014, 5:42 pm

      @MahaneYehude1: “Israel is strong enough and doesn’t need foreign money.”

      That’s great; the flow of U.S. money to Israel can’t end soon enough.

      Just wondering where all the money we, and Germany, give Israel is going. The U.S. and Germany give Israel billions every year, yet 50,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel live in poverty, with 1 out of every 5 survivors having to choose between food and medicine. Since the state of Israel is a compensation prize for the Holocaust, why does Israel treat the actual Holocaust survivors with such neglect and contempt?

      “50,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel living in poverty, report finds.
      1 out of every 5 survivors was forced to choose between food and medication during the past two years, survey finds.” link to jpost.com

      Holocaust Reparations: Germany to Pay 772 Million Euros to Survivors
      link to spiegel.de

  21. RoHa
    June 8, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Great campaign. “Your tax dollars at work” is great theme. It makes Americans ask “Why are we supporting this?”

    I would like to see a follow-up on the “greatest ally” theme. Perhaps something like this.
    Posters headed “Israel is our ally?”
    Then two columns.
    Left column: headed “Britain”, and a list of wars in which Britain and the US have been allies.
    Right column: headed “Israel”, glaringly empty.

    Then similar posters for Canada, Australia, and France. ( And maybe New Zealand, if anyone in America knows there is such a country.)

  22. Palikari
    June 8, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Disgusting and demagogic ads.

  23. rob
    June 8, 2014, 8:54 pm

    Great Annie!

    And! If I’m seeing correctly, the placement of them makes it very difficult and dangerous to try to deface or scrub off as they’re across the track beds!!!

    In NYC on the station walls I’ve seen them completely scrubbed off with no trace….

    • Kay24
      June 9, 2014, 7:18 pm

      Some of the comments in a Ynet article shows apartheid supporters are livid about these posters, some suggested making donations to who else but Pamela Geller, and there was one who requested those staying in Boston to tear the posters down.
      Geller, must be having a melt down right now, and she can get nasty!

      • talknic
        June 9, 2014, 7:31 pm

        @ Kay24 “and she can get nasty!”

        is

  24. Sycamores
    June 9, 2014, 6:28 am

    Naftali Bennett who said “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life – and there’s no problem with that” could be brush off as a racist nutjob but what do other Israeli ministers think of a future Palestinian State?

    Tourism Minister Uzi Landau:

    Any future Palestinian state “will create a worse problem than it will solve”

    He also said:

    “A growing number of forces in Israel do not believe in a viable Palestinian state.”

    link to middleeastmonitor.com

    Danny Danon deputy defence minister:

    “There was never a government discussion, resolution or vote about the two-state solution,” he told the Times of Israel website. “If you will bring it to a vote in the government – [and] nobody will bring it to a vote because it’s not smart to do it – you will see the majority of Likud ministers, along with the Jewish Home [party], will be against it.”

    link to telegraph.co.uk

    Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said on Sunday:

    “An agreement that includes a Jordanian component would be an agreement with depth, as opposed to a tiny unstable Palestinian state ruled by terrorist organizations.” The creation of such a Palestinian state, the minister added, would not end the conflict but “rather perpetuate it with a better vantage point for the Palestinians.”

    link to timesofisrael.com

  25. just
    June 9, 2014, 7:52 am

    wrt to justice and peace, Amira Haas has offered this to her readers today– I found it viscerally moving…

    “When my column from last week was published, my friends (in the real world and on Facebook) continued on their way without showing any signs of shock. And I actually had thought that the two texts about the mass expulsion presently being planned would provoke more reactions from them.
    …………..
    Later, S. from Tel Aviv called to say that she had read it, and it made her feel sick. And I rejoiced. Two people from New York thanked me for the anger with which I wrote about the Israeli plan to expel thousands more in the near future. The rest don’t imagine that I need any emotional support, a charging of batteries, after composing such obscene sentences.

    Then I started to blame its location on the website, and I immediately restrained myself. Location is a scientific and entirely objective matter, of course. A calculation of probabilities taking into account viewing habits, the graph of seconds that a surfer is willing to invest in texts that contain words beginning with “o” and ending with “n.”

    The location on the website would have been entirely different, I imagine, if instead of the expulsion plan and the preparation of thousands of additional dunams for luxury suburbs for Jews, I had written about Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian singer who won the “Arab Idol” song competition and will be singing at the soccer World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil.

    I started to go ad hominem over the names of my various friends. I couldn’t be angry at G., Q., A., A., and A. for not even clicking “Like” for my transfer stories, because they spend much of their time in the southern West Bank and along with others (whose collective name begins with “P” and contains an “s” and a “t”) are trying to block the daily attempts at transfer there. Settlers taking over another piece of land, the army helping them to remove those who cultivate it (in order to prevent any friction), a court that accepts the takeover because of the statute of limitations. A defense minister who legalizes outposts. The Jewish cow is fat and showers every day, while the nearby rainwater cistern is under a demolition order.

    A. and A. and A. from Tel Aviv and Acre didn’t even have a chance to read it, in my opinion. Or their reservoir of shock was already filled by reports about the administrative detention of the hunger strikers. The shock begins with the very fact of arrest without trial for years on end, and the fact that the vast majority is not upset by that. The shock is about a hunger strike that has already been going on for 45 days, which doesn’t interest anyone, and the shock continues with a focus on the punishments administered by the prison authorities: no family visits, no lawyers’ visits, chaining prisoners to their hospital beds (to anyone who skipped a part and reached this point: I’m not talking about Tibet).

    Nor could I be angry at M., F., N. and F. in Gaza. They live between electricity blackouts and dragging bottles of purified water upstairs to the seventh floor, and are already mired in the problems of the unity government: Hamas employees and policemen have blocked access to the bank for employees who receive their salary from the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. They were angry that Ramallah refuses to pay their salaries. Where will this end?

    L. and M. and S. and J. from Ramallah rarely read Haaretz. And if the articles about the transfer were translated into Arabic, they got lost among all the other reports: Israelis set fire to an orchard near Nablus, the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Defense Forces arrested eight people last night (or 12, or five) in the West Bank, the IDF resorted to violence to disperse the weekly demonstrations, the family of the man from Hawara who was killed rejects the possibility that their son – a father of two – fired at a military outpost and that’s why the soldiers killed him.

    And besides, everyone is busy with the matriculation exams or the Palfest – the sixth Palestinian Festival of Literature. Writers and poets from all over the world come to read from their works to an audience of the elite, and then to report to the world what they saw: Hebron and its emptied markets and streets as a parable for transfer-loving Israel. ”

    link to haaretz.com

    (it’s behind the other wall, so I posted quite a bit– apologies if it is too much for some!)

  26. michelle
    June 10, 2014, 7:00 am

    subway ads are a good effort
    t-shirts and bumper stickers might be ideal too
    support Israel, end apartheid
    blind support is anti-(whatever)
    .
    G-d Bless Everything

  27. wes
    June 10, 2014, 7:27 am

    The posters are a bit suspect……..one kid killed every 4 days since 2000…….

    thats 90 a year multiplied by 14

    1200 kids killed since 2000

    why such an obvious lie ?

    • Shmuel
      June 10, 2014, 9:53 am

      B’tselem puts the number at 1,382 (Palestinian minors killed by Israeli security forces: Fatalities since operation “Cast Lead” + Fatalities during operation “Cast Lead” + Fatalities since the outbreak of the second intifada and until operation “Cast Lead”).

      link to btselem.org

      • wes
        June 10, 2014, 4:47 pm

        Shmuel says 1382

        that number is a wrong

        according to the link over 12567 palestinian children have been killed

        link to en.m.wikipedia.org

        Since 2000 there were no israeli children casualities regardless of what btselem or anyone one else says and people on this site should stick to the facts when comparing casualities

  28. Felixio
    June 10, 2014, 10:08 am

    Great idea to place adds in major cities in this country, but also it’ll be good to place it in Tel aviv Haifa and Jerusalem so Israelis can have real info of what their government is doing.

  29. justicewillprevail
    June 10, 2014, 5:07 pm

    If anyone doubts the systematic cruelty of Israel, especially towards the children it terrorises, here is a distressing account of that policy, an Australian documentary:

    link to youtube.com

    Very, very sad.

  30. traintosiberia
    June 10, 2014, 6:51 pm

    BrianEsker
    and Hophmi

    Its a great argument to engage was he or was he not commisoned to write the book . I am not an authority. But I dont care.
    You can lie ( write a book ) for sinister purpose ( to whitewash the atrcoties in the process that Leon Uris labelled as “Exodus”) and be paid or you can lie without getting paid. People have engaged in much worst self sacrfice , some for fame ,some for hatred,some for prejudices,and some for perceived insults and injuries .
    Exodus was a book written not in dream or twilight state of consciousness. It was written back those days when Arabs were “uneducated,primitive,unruly wild ” with the aims of distorting and downplaying Arab narrative and portraying Israel as morally and militarily victorious underdogs – the David.
    THis book reinforced the undertone of the negative attitudes to Arabs by elevating the moral and intellelctuals prowess of Israel which Israel did not deserve . A lie was built to explain another lie. Was he paid? Who cares.

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