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The Bay Area chapters of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP-BA) and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) have teamed up on a great radio ad campaign that began airing locally yesterday morning on KCBS. The ad will run on KCBS for the next 2 weeks Monday through Thursday, 16 times a week during commute time (5am to 8 am, 3 pm to 8 pm).

The ad directs the listener to a website, GAZAFACTS, also a collaborative project of JVP-BA and CAIR-SFBA.

GAZAFACTS features Our Vision, a Take Action page as well as section called Talking Points written by Noura Erakat. Plus, there’s a fantastic short video “Life in Gaza explained” on the front page featuring Dena Takruri, presenter and producer of AJPlus, Al Jazeera’s online channel.

GAZAFACTS is an excellent informative site, and hopefully there will be many new Bay Area viewers tuning in after hearing the new ad.

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  1. just
    just on August 26, 2014, 10:26 am

    Super news, super ad. Many thanks to JVP- BA and CAIR- SFBA.

    (and to Annie and MW)

    Hope it will soon be a hit from sea to shining sea!

  2. Pixel
    Pixel on August 26, 2014, 12:57 pm

    Who is that a picture of?

    • CloakAndDagger
      CloakAndDagger on August 26, 2014, 3:28 pm

      @ Pixel
      The caption to the right says “Noura Erakat”.

      • annie
        annie on August 26, 2014, 4:14 pm

        pixel is right, Erakat’s name wasn’t up there earlier. i couldn’t figure out ..it’s a long story. then we added it in italics under the photo temorarily. i’m not a techie and it’s a little like learning a new language. i still don’t know how to place the photo caption in when the photo is also appearing on the front page. so please be patient!! thanks everyone.

    • just
      just on August 26, 2014, 3:56 pm

      ’tis Noura Erekat.

  3. globalconsciousness
    globalconsciousness on August 26, 2014, 2:36 pm

    Thanks Annie, what great news!
    So pleased that the GAZAfacts website features Farah Baker ; she is amazing and has such a huge following worldwide…

    • annie
      annie on August 26, 2014, 4:17 pm

      farah baker! hey that’s great. it looks like they updating their blog daily.

  4. amigo
    amigo on August 26, 2014, 4:06 pm

    This is going to upset poor miss Geller.

    Another reason to celebrate this project.

    City by the bay rocks.

  5. Kay24
    Kay24 on August 26, 2014, 4:52 pm

    What a simple but great ad. It does not overwhelm the listener with too many facts, and will make people pause and think about it, especially since it was sponsored by the Jewish Voice for Peace.
    Hope this can be aired in other places too.

  6. Thank you, Annie Robbins, for that very good news, indeed!

  7. Andre
    Andre on August 27, 2014, 12:16 am

    Excellent ad!

  8. Jimmy Mac
    Jimmy Mac on August 28, 2014, 5:30 pm

    This ad should have gone to KGO radio. Their hotshot talk show host …. Ronn Owens …. will fight almost any criticism of Israel.

    It would have been interesting to hear his reaction. But, he’s big bux to KGO and I suppose that the management was not willing to antagonize him too much.

    Money talks and courage walks.

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