Australian Zionist organization withdraws offensive ad

By JTA
November 17, 2010 16:41

 
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SYDNEY, Australia – A major Zionist organization has withdrawn an advertisement because it featured images mocking the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

The United Israel Appeal (New South Wales) - Keren Hayesod last week withdrew the ad for a young adult UIA event, which was issued as a press release as well as on a Facebook page.

UIA of New South Wales President Bruce Fink told the Australian Jewish News that the images, which included a naked man standing against a wall with a bag over his head, were “a grave error of judgment.”

“We have now instituted protocols so that all future material will be checked prior to it being posted,” he was reported as saying.

The function, scheduled for November 25, is to raise funds for two projects in Israel.

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