Friday, June 15, 2012

Anti-Israel Billboard Campaign Hits Los Angeles

A Billboard Displayed in Los Angeles
Update: As of June 24th, CBS Outdoor advertising took down the 23 anti-Israel billboards because the Coalition to Stop 30 Billion to Israel used the ‘CBS Outdoor’ name in their publications without permission. Nonetheless, the group said, “we hope to continue our L.A. campaign, but regardless we will be looking at other cities to continue this important work in the future.”

In a continued effort to marginalize Israel through advertisements, a new billboard campaign was launched in Los Angeles this week by the anti-Israel organization “Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel.”

According to a press release issued by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, there will be 23 billboards displayed in the Los Angeles area that read, “Tell Congress: Spend Our Money at Home, Not on the Israeli Military.”

The US Campaign’s press release asserts that the “Israel lobby” might try to put an end to the campaign, but that supporters of the billboards’ message “cannot allow them to stifle dialogue.”

U.S. aid to Israel is critical for Israel, but it is critical for the U.S. as well. Israel is required to spend most of the aid on American-made products and military equipment, which benefits the American economy. In addition, the U.S. government rightly considers providing a key ally in the region with aid to be in its own best interests.

The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel was first created in 2009 in New Mexico. The group has been responsible for anti-Israel billboards and ads in Albuquerque, Seattle and, most recently, Denver.


Anonymous said...

Why do they feel entitled to tell us where to spend our money.
Why didnt Ali Abunimah say something when donated millions of dollars to improve his glorious Arab nation and all we got was a bunch of camels in return. and btw I am not Jewish but I am getting tired with the arrogance of Ali Abunimah

Neunuebel said...

I love it, it's about time. We have a right to say this because it's out tax money.

Totally support this bill board and wish there were more.

It's not anti-Israel it's Pro-America

annie said...

it's about time. we need this money at home.

Anonymous said...

Say the same about the billions we give to Egypt to sustain their hate filled country. At least when I go to Israel I am welcomed and I feel home. My tax money should go to Israel.

Anonymous said...

while we are at it we should end american aid to any country that uses our tax dollars to commit human rights violations.

Juniper in the Desert said...

How about stop giving billions to Pakistan and Egypt for NOTHING but hate nad threats in return?? Israel is worth it's weight in defence gold to the US!! This is straight from the muzrat playbook!! Never talk about the other side of the coin: $20 billion to Pakistan each year, $30 billion to Egypt, mainly armaments!! Get the facts out there!!

Christian said...

I wish ADL posts billboards asking to cut the billions of tax money we send to Egypt.

Oh boy, I wish I could donate more to support Israel