Anti-Israel Ad Campaign Set for Washington Subway

[Canadian Jewish News] Starting May 13 for four weeks, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has ordered 20 of its subway stations to place posters advertising a June 10 rally to end "Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem." Initiated by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the 46-by-60-inch posters depict an imposing tank pointing at a child with a schoolbag. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the Israel Project, said she expected the ads to have a "minimum impact." Many participants in focus group studies on the ad upon first glance thought the tank was an American one surrounded by Iraqi children.

2007-04-27 01:00:00

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