Anti-Israeli Advertising at New York Train Stations: 'Maps' Show Palestinian Land Lost to Israel
Billboards displayed in 50 train stations around New York City are creating a controversy. They show four different maps illustrating the loss of Palestinian land to Israel from 1946 to 2010. Along with these maps is a single sentence reading "4.7 million Palestinians are classified by the UN as refugees". A group called the "Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine" put up the billboards in order to educate people on the suffering of Palestinians. But many pro-Israel organizations are furious and want the posters removed. They believe these billboards are historically inaccurate and too provocative. However, the MTA says they don't violate advertising regulations. Bryan Carter, JN1, New York.