Pro-Palestinian group publishes ads challenging Israeli Apartheid practices
Ads Against Apartheid runs ad highlighting Israeli theft of Palestinian land in Boston’s Metro newspaper
Boston, MA – Ads Against Apartheid, a Boston-based education and advocacy organization, published an advertisement Boston’s Metro newspaper this week. The advertisement highlighted Israel’s decision to expropriate almost 1000 acres of land belonging to five Palestinian villages.
This advertisement highlighting Israel’s recent land grab will run in the Boston Metro newspaper on the 9th and 10th of September.
Today, about 42% of land in the West Bank is inhabited or controlled by Israeli settlers, who enjoy rights and privileges that Israel denies to Palestinians.
“These new ads continue on a central and important theme in our activism: that Israel’s acquisition of Palestinian land is fundamentally at odds with any hope for a just peace,” said Rick Colbath-Hess, co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid.
He explained, “the systematic theft of Palestinian land and property is the root cause of this conflict. Israel has acquired more territory and built more Israeli-only homes during the ‘peace process’ of the last two decades than it did during the two decades that preceded. How can we think that Israel is interested in making peace when it continues to steal from the Palestinians with whom it is supposed to be negotiating?”
The organization ran a campaign featuring the phrase “Does Israel want peace…or land?” earlier this year, which educated mass transit commuters about major features of the Israeli occupation: the homelessness experienced by Palestinians who are forcibly displaced; the land that is stolen from them; and the violence perpetrated against civilians by the Israeli government and military.
Ads Against Apartheid is also planning a $100,000 campaign in major U.S. cities and is raising money through crowd-funding platform Indiegogo.