The In Their Own Words series was created to spark conversation on U.S. college campuses seldom featured in the mainstream media. Thus far nine college campuses, including University of California-Berkeley, have agree to publish ads in their campus newspapers.
PalAd intern Maggie Liu said, "As a college student living on a politically-active campus, I know firsthand how little young people know about the reality of the situation. I hope these ads will bring some much-needed dialogue to campuses across the country."
notes that during this election cycle American politicians have condemned Donald Trump's racist, inflammatory rhetoric but they let Israeli politicians off the hook time and again because both the Democratic and Republican establishments pander to the Israel lobby:
Because, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put it, "I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction."One of the ads features Israel's explicitly racist Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked. Liu points out, "If you do your own research, you'll quickly find many more hateful quotes." She's absolutely right.
granting and revoking entry and travel permits for Palestinians. He says Palestinians are beasts:
One Word" campaign showcased the daily violence Palestinians are subjected to. PalAd's recent poetry campaign brought Palestinian Poet Laureate Mahmoud Darwish's work into public spaces. And their new campaign, focusing on the violent rhetoric of upper echelons of Israeli political leadership — backed by US politicians — synchronizes with our election cycle. There's no better time to have a national dialogue about our relationship with Israel.
Check out more of these violent statements here. The campaign is also accepting donations here.