Monday, April 30, 2007
`Anti-zionism' goes mainstream, as a slew of Anti-Israel ads are to be posted in the Washington DC subways.
A group calling itself the 'US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation' placed 20 poster ads showing an Israeli tank pointing its cannon at a child with a schoolbag walking along a dirt road.
'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.'
Originally, CBS Outdoor, the New York-based firm that places in-station advertising for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), at wouldn't consider allowing the posters, but eventually relented to pressure from WMATA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Interestingly enough both CBS Outdoor's Vice President, Jodi Senes weho caved to the threats from the ACLU and the ACLU's Legal Director in Washington, Arthur Spitzer who pressured CBS into allowing the posters are both Jewish.
According to Spitzer, it "wasn't 'a case about Judaism or Israel… but about establishing someone's right to freedom of speech, which I agree with regardless of whether I agree with their particular political position."
Pure horse manure.
There's a difference between the right to speak - which the First Amendment clearly mandates - and the right to be heard, which isn't part of the Constitution in the least.
The ACLU is simply another left-wing group who are down for the `anti-Zionist' agenda.
Stockholm much, Mr. Spitzer?
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 11:17 AM