Posts tagged ‘Anti-Israel Ads’

January 19, 2011

ACLU Sues King Co. Over Canceling Anti-Israel Bush Ads

by lewwaters

In December, King County Washington accepted ads indicting Israel for “War Crimes” that were soon canceled due to public outrage, mentioned HERE, cancellation HERE.

In the current atmosphere of hateful rhetoric being condemned, the ACLU of Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against King County claiming “King County violated the First Amendment rights of the group that sought to place the ad on the sides of Metro Transit buses.”

The ads, created by the the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign set off a firestorm of criticism prompting “three other organizations planning to run counter-ads portraying Israel as a victim of Palestinian terrorism.”

King County Metro Executive Dow Constantine said when canceling the ads and counter-ads, “The escalation of this issue from one of 12 local bus placards to a widespread and often vitriolic international debate introduces new and significant security concerns that compel reassessment.”

Read more at the Seattle Times

With the ACLU support of “hate crimes” legislation, perhaps they should define just what is “hate speech” and “free speech” from their ranks as they seem to be all over the board on the subject.

December 19, 2010

Coming Soon, Anti-Israel Ads on Seattle Buses

by lewwaters

Reported by Seattle’s KING 5 News, A group calling itself the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign is paying nearly $2,000 to place the ads on some Seattle Downtown buses.

Spokesman for the group claim the ads are geared towards Israels attacks 2 years ago on Gaza, that were intended to stop rockets attacks on Israel and the smuggling in of weapons used against Israel. Group spokesman, Ed Mast stated, “I wouldn’t say it’s an anti-Israel message any more than any complaint about a country is anti-that country. We would like Israel to stop violating human rights. We would like Israel to give equal rights to its Palestinian citizens and its Palestinian subjects who live under occupation,” even though the ads contain inflammatory words of “our tax dollars at work” and feature photos of children.

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