Monday, February 22, 2016

UK: Unauthorized ads on London underground libel Israel

Globes reports:
Transport for London has condemned the BDS ads as an "act of vandalism" and is removing them.
An anti-Israel smear campaign, which confronted commuters on the London underground this morning, has been condemned as an "act of vandalism" by the Transport for London authority, which is removing them.

The seemingly authentic adverts on carriages were headlined "Apartheid State" and were put up as part of the BDS movement's "Israel Apartheid Week."

With scant respect for facts, the ads not only took Israel to task for alleged war crimes such as massacring Palestinians and sexually abusing prisoners, they also attacked British government policy in selling arms to Israel, lambasted the BBC for supposedly valuing Israeli lives more than Palestinian lives, and attacked private companies like G4S for equipping Israeli prisons.

A Transport for London spokesman said, “These are not authorized adverts. It is fly posting and therefore an act of vandalism which we take extremely seriously. Our staff and contractors are working to immediately remove any found on our network."

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