Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Racist Lobby Misleading the Public by Spreading Anti Israel ad Campaigns



Campaigns seeking to gather attention and support 
for efforts to marginalise Israel take various public 
forms, such as demonstrations and social media 
initiatives. 
Perhaps the most conspicuous of these public campaigns, however, are advertisements 
placed on billboards, buses, subways and other outdoor spaces.

These campaigns, designed to grab the public’s attention and influence them to take 
action, portray Israel as illegitimate and belligerent.


Some of the groups that sponsor anti-Israel ad campaigns in the U.S. actually oppose 
Israel’s existence directly or implicitly and have faced controversies as a result of 
those views. Alison Weir, for example, the director and founder of the group 
If Americans Knew (IAK), which is responsible for creating the “Stop the Blank Check” 
campaign, was blacklisted in June 2015 by several other anti-Israel groups 
because of her past appearances on anti-Semitic radio shows and anti-Semitic 
allegations that she has made.
The list goes on and on….

This information was collected from 2012-present and will be updated regularly 
by ADL’s Research Center. Please visit ADL and don’t forget to support them .
This is only a minor demonstration on what the ADL can provide.
SDR trusts ADL to be one of the largest information providers on actual facts on 
what the anti Semite anti Israel lobby tries to hard to push down our throats.

To many of us the campaign is rather absurd as the Palestinians have lost billions of aide

And also when protesting support to Israel they totally forget the enormous sums that 
Muslim refugees cost us here while the Palestinians people are some of the biggest 
supporters of ISIS by going to Syria.....Its the same people cause the refugee storm
on EU costing us all Billions upon Billions....




This is defamation and racism in your face in the US now 

(ADL link below to read the full report)


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: STOP THE BLANK CHECK
  • Initiated Date: November, 2012
  • Most Recent: Des Moines, Iowa - July, 2015; Orlando, Florida – August 2015 
  • Creator: The Council for the National Interest (CNI) & If Americans Knew (IAK)
  • Cities*: Orlando Florida, Sacramento, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Missoula, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas; Detroit, Michigan
  • Type: Billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US Gives Israel too much Aid

Des Moines, Iowa - July, 2015: This ad opposes U.S. financial and military aid to Israel on grounds that the money is "needed in America!"

Detroit, Michigan – February, 2015: This ad opposes U.S. financial and military aid to Israel on grounds that it "just doesn’t make sense."


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "STOP US AID TO THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION"

  • Initiated Date: March, 2015
  • Most Recent: Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois - March, 2015 
  • Creator: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) 
  • Cities*: Chicago, Illinois 
  • Type: Billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US-Israel Relationship is Harmful

Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois - March, 2015: This ad, which coincided with the April 15 deadline for Americans to file Federal tax returns, refers to Israel as a "dependent" and calls for an end to "US aid to the Israeli Occupation."


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "STOP $30 BILLION TO ISRAEL"

  • Initiated Date: December, 2009
  • Most Recent: Albuquerque, New Mexico – September, 2014
  • Creator: Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel 
  • Cities*: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Spokane, Washington; Albany, New York; Los Angeles, California; Helena, Montana
  • Type: Billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US Gives Israel too much Aid
Stop $30 Billion to Israel
Los Angeles, California – June, 2012: This ad calls on Americans to "tell congress" to spend its money "at home" instead of in Israel. 

Spokane, Washington – August, 2013: This ad suggests that the U.S. should spend tax money on domestic infrastructure instead of on Israel, referencing the Interstate 5 Bridge collapse, which occurred months earlier. 

Albany, New York – April, 2013: This ad implies that aid to Israel negatively impacts America’s future. 


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "STOP US AID TO ISRAEL’S OCCUPATION"

  • Initiated Date: March, 2014
  • Most Recent: March, 2014
  • Creator: American Muslims for Palestine
  • Cities*: Washington, D.C. 
  • Type: Bus ads
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US-Israel Relationship is Harmful
Stop US Aid to Israel’s Occupation
Washington, D.C. – March, 2014: This ad shows Uncle Sam holding an Israeli flag and suggests that Americans are enduring financial burdens for Israelis


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "END APARTHEID NOW! STOP U.S. AID TO ISRAEL"

  • Initiated Date: March, 2013
  • Most Recent: March, 2013
  • Creator: American Muslims for Palestine
  • Cities*: New York, New York
  • Type: Train ads 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israel is an Apartheid State

New York, New York – March, 2014: This ad features the silhouette of an Israeli soldier aiming a gun at a Palestinian child and calls for an end to U.S. aid to Israel, which it describes as an apartheid state.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "END $30 BILLION OF MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL"

  • Initiated Date: March, 2013
  • Most Recent: March, 2013
  • Creator: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Visualizing Palestine 
  • Cities*: Washington, D.C. 
  • Type: Subway ads, mobile truck billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US-Israel Relationship is Harmful
End $30 Billion of Military Aid to Israel
Washington, D.C. – March, 2013: This ad calls for an end of U.S. military aid to Israel because of alleged Palestinian home demolitions by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Washington, D.C. – March, 2013: This ad opposes U.S. aid to Israel and asserts that American taxpayers have been assisting Israel in killing unarmed Palestinians. 


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "BE ON OUR SIDE"

  • Initiated Date: October, 2010
  • Most Recent: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - August, 2012
  • Creator: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
  • Cities*: Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; Chapel Hill, North Carolina;
  • Type: Train ads, subway ads, bus ads, billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: US-Israel Relationship is Harmful

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – August, 2012: This ad suggests that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can be realized when U.S. military aid to Israel is cut off. 




ADS ALLEGING ISRAELI HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Ads alleging Israeli human rights violations are among the most inflammatory and misleading. 
Their primary objective appears to be to delegitimize the State of Israel by making false claims, 
including allegations that Israel is an apartheid state, that it is guilty of ethnic cleansing and that 
it is responsible for stealing Palestinian land, indiscriminately killing Palestinian children and 
destroying Palestinian homes without cause.

NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "STOP FUNDING APARTHEID"
  • Initiated Date: May, 2015
  • Most Recent: May, 2015
  • Creator: The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) and Free Palestine Movement (FPM) 
  • Cities*: Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon
  • Type: Bus ads 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israel is an Apartheid State

Denver, Colorado - April, 2015: This ad alleged that U.S. military aid is being used by Israel to maintain an apartheid state and commit war crimes against Palestinians.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "NATIONAL CAMPAIGN"

  • Initiated Date: February, 2015
  • Most Recent: Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas – March, 2015
  • Creator: The Palestine Advocacy Project (formerly known as Ads Against Apartheid)
  • Cities*: Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas
  • Type: Bus ads, subway ads, mobile billboard truck ads, billboards 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israel Is Not Interested in Compromise for Peace 

Washington, D.C. – March, 2015: This series of ads suggest that Israel is not interested in achieving peace and that it is guilty of stealing land, indiscriminately destroying Palestinian homes and employing apartheid policies. 


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "CONGRESS: LOOK WHAT ISRAEL IS DOING"

  • Initiated Date: February, 2015
  • Most Recent: February, 2015
  • Creator: Palestine Advocacy Project
  • Cities*: Washington, D.C. 
  • Type: Subway ads, mobile truck billboard
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy:  US Gives Israel too much Aid

Washington, D.C. – March, 2015: This ad, which coincided with Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu’s address to Congress, suggests Israel is abusing American aid. 


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "10,000 STUDENTS SILENCED"


Tampa, Florida – January, 2015: This ad calls for the University of South Florida to divest from "Israeli apartheid" and refers to a pro-BDS petition that was rejected by the USF Foundation.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "WANT PEACE? STOP ETHNIC CLEANSING IN PALESTINE"

  • Initiated Date: October, 2013
  • Most Recent: Denver, Colorado – October, 2013
  • Creator: NoTaxDollarsToIsrael and Colorado BDS Campaign 
  • Cities*: Denver, Colorado 
  • Type: Bus ads, light rail ads 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy:  Israel Uses Excessive Force

Denver, Colorado – October, 2013: This ad claims that Israel is responsible for ethnically cleansing Palestinians. 




ADS DISTORTING ISRAELI HISTORY

These ads attempt to undermine the legitimacy of Israel with misleading and at 
times conspiratorial messages that do not accurately reflect historical events.




NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "HONOR USS LIBERTY SURVIVORS ATTACKED BY ISRAEL"
  • Initiated Date: August, 2014
  • Most Recent: San Diego, California – March, 2015
  • Creator: Honor Liberty Veterans 
  • Cities*: Charlotte, North Carolina; San Diego, California 
  • Type: Billboards 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: The USS Liberty Attack 

San Diego, California – March, 2015: This ad is part of an anti-Israel conspiracy that suggests Israel intentionally attacked the USS Liberty in 1967.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "PALESTINIAN LOSS OF LAND – 1946 TO 2010"

  • Initiated Date: July, 2012
  • Most Recent: New York, New York - July, 2012
  • Creator: Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine (COPIP)
  • Cities*: New York, New York; Westchester County, New York
  • Type: Train ads
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israel Is Not Interested in Compromise for Peace 

New York, New York - July, 2012: This ad suggests that all of Israel was ruled by Palestinians pre-1948 and boils down an extremely com¬plex con¬flict by placing the entire onus of respon¬si¬bil¬ity on the Jew¬ish state.




MISCELLANEOUS

NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM"

  • Initiated Date: December, 2013
  • Most Recent: Charlotte, North Carolina; Sioux Falls, North Dakota; Nashville, Tennessee – December, 2014
  • Creator: If Americans Knew
  • Cities*: Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Sioux Falls, North Dakota; Nashville, Tennessee 
  • Type: Billboards
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy:  West Bank Security Barrier 

Atlanta, Georgia – December, 2014: This ad, which ran through Christmas, suggests that Bethlehem is inaccessible to visitors and provides a link to anti-Israel literature.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: NELSON MANDELA AD CAMPAIGN 

  • Initiated Date: February 2014
  • Most Recent: Denver, Colorado – February, 2014
  • Creator: NoTaxDollarsToIsrael and Sabeel 
  • Cities*: Denver, Colorado 
  • Type: Bus ads 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy: Israel is an Apartheid State

Denver, Colorado – February, 2014: These ads used a quote from former South African President Nelson Mandela, to equate Israel with Apartheid South Africa.


NAME OF CAMPAIGN: "PALESTINIAN REFUGEES HAVE THE RIGHT TO RETURN"

  • Initiated Date: November, 2013
  • Most Recent: Kings County, Washington – November, 2013
  • Creator: Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) 
  • Cities*: Seattle, Washington 
  • Type: Bus ads 
  • Response To Common Inaccuracy:  Palestinians Have Right of Return
Kings County, Washington – November, 2013: These ads promote the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees, which would essentially end Israel as the "Jewish State."