Anti Israel posters go up at New York train stations.
Palestinian Israeli conflict has reached a dangerous level in New York.
Hateful anti Israel posters were bought and allowed to be posted in New
York train stations.
provocative posters on display in the platforms of Metro-North New York
trains that show continuing decreasing land for Palestinians in Israel.
The posters have alarmed a leader in the Jewish community who said the
posters can lead to acts of hatred.
is anti-Semitic, because when people think of Israel they think of Jews
and the Jewish state," says Dovid Efune, editor of a Jewish newspaper
based in Manhattan. "Jews have seen this happen many times. It always
starts with a message that says Jews are committing a crime."
The ads feature
a series of diminishing Palestinian territory into four maps and
contain a holder that says approximately 4.7 million Palestinians are classified as refugees by the United Nations. The
posters were paid by an 84-year-old former Wall Street financier who lives in Connecticut.
the facts are inflammatory, so they are inflammatory," says Henry
Clifford, the chairman of a 10-member group called the Committee for
Peace in Israel and Palestine. "The whole Middle East is infected with
the virus of the Arab-Israeli conflict. People need to know the truth of the matter."
said he paid $25,000 through an advertising agency to run the posters
at up to 10 stations of Metro-North Railroad, including White Plains and
Chappaqua, but it was unclear at what other stations they were
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