Ongoing attempt to Demonize, Denigrate and Delgitimatize the only democratic state in the Middle East
Exposé: Who’s Behind Anti-Israel Ads in Vancouver
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Toronto – Translink has become the latest platform for anti-Israel agitators by allowing misleading ads to appear on its Vancouver buses, says B’nai Brith Canada.
“There are many reasons why Translink should exercise its corporate discretion and refuse to carry the ads,” commented Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada. Clearly, the advertisements are misleading and designed to deceive the public as to both the real history of Palestine as well as the facts on the ground today. The ads are designed to lead viewers to conclude that Israel is the culprit - contrary to Translink’s advertising policies against ads which are “demeaning, derogatory, exploitative and unfair comment or representation of a group of persons”.
“The true intent of the ad campaign becomes clear if the groups behind the ads are examined. In fact Translink’s policy requires that the advertisers identity be revealed. Rabid anti-Israel groups including CanPalNet and Independent Jewish Voices have come together as part of their ongoing attempt to Demonize, Denigrate and Delgitimatize the only democratic state in the Middle East - the 3 d’s in the latest evolution of antisemitism. Among the coalition of vilification are supporters of Sabeel, a group we identified back in 2005 for its antisemitic based rhetoric. Also part of the coalition is the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights at UBC, the same group outed by B’nai Brith Canada earlier this year for hosting terrorist Leila Khaled at a campus conference.
“The ad is just one more attempt to literally wipe Israel off the map thereby making common cause with terrorist entities like Hamas or Hezbollah. We encourage members of the community to write to Translink and let them know that such a vicious campaign is not welcome and should be stopped by pulling the ads immediately.”