TTC Turns Down Anti-Israel Ads: Too “Inaccurate and Misleading”

October 24, 2013

Kudos to the Toronto Transit Commision (TTC) for rejecting an anti-Israel ad intended to run on buses, shelters and subways.  As reported in Haaretz,, Brad Ross, a spokesman for the transit commission, told JTA on Monday that the ads proposed by the anti-Israel organization Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East were turned down because they were “inaccurate and misleading.”

The CJPME ads claimed that Palestinian “loss of land” has been “unfair” and “illegal under international law.”

“Our legal opinion,” Ross said, “is that there has never been a finding by any international court or tribunal with respect to the illegality of loss of land, and by making that statement, it potentially could cause discrimination or advocate hate towards a specified group, in this case Israelis and/or the Jewish people.”

Ross said the four ads contained similar language, maps and the line “illegal under international law.” He said, “the real legal issue” for the transit commission “was a statement that we determined to be either inaccurate or misleading.”

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