US posters: Don´t spend money on Israeli military (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 06.26.12, 22:12)
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Ads posted by Pro-Palestinian group in Los Angeles removed after
pressure from pro-Israel elements
WASHINGTON – Huge posters calling to stop US aid to Israel have been
removed from Los Angeles billboards. Over the past two weeks, 23 LA
billboards featured posters which read "Tell Congress: Spend our
money at home, not on the Israeli military."
The campaign is being funded by the Stop $30 billion to Israel
Coalition, an organization dedicated to ending the US´s 2007
commitment to provide Israel with $30 billion over the course of 10
Following massive pressure by friends of Israel in the US, CBS
decided to remove the posters from its billboards. Meanwhile, the
coalition announced its intention to continue to operate in the
region and expand its activity to other towns across the US.
A statement on behalf of the group stated that the "Jewish lobby" may
try to silence the campaign but that the group will not allow it
to "suffocate the dialogue." Founded in 2009, the coalition is also
responsible for anti-Israel ads recently posted in Denver, Seattle
One of the coalition´s campaigns in Seattle was shut down last year.
An ad showed a Palestinian boy behind a fence with the caption "Equal
rights for Palestinians — Stop funding the Israeli military."
(Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 06/26/12)
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