NEW YORK – New York City subways have recently started to display advertisements
calling for the end of US military aid to Israel, deliberately coinciding with
the United Nations General Assembly sessions next week.
The 25 posters in
18 Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Bronx subway stations are part of a mass
transit advertising campaign by Be On Our Side to remedy what the advertisements
call “the flawed and skewed representation in mainstream media” of
Israeli-Palestinian relations.RELATED:Barak: US military aid at risk if no peace deal reached Seattle cancels anti-Israel bus advertising campaign
This is the seventh city in which these
ads have been displayed. The posters have been approved by the city’s
Metropolitan Transit Authority, and will be displayed for one month.
on our side. We are on the side of peace and justice. End US military aid to
Israel,” the advertisements state, showing pictures of parents and children
identified as Israeli and Palestinian. The text on the ads directs riders to the
Two Peoples One Future website.
“US military aid to Israel is a barrier
to peace,” the website reads. “This aid sustains Israel’s occupation of
Palestinian land and buys weapons used against Palestinian
“Has US military aid to Israel over the past six decades
advanced the prospects for peace? Quite the opposite: tens of billions of our
tax dollars in military aid has not and will not bring peace because the
conflict requires a political solution – not arming one side. America’s
reputation and precious resources should be utilized to promote a positive
outcome for both Israelis and Palestinians.”