The subway station ad sparking controversy in Boston

MBTA Votes to Ban Political Ads Depicting Moral, Religious Issues
MBTA Votes to Ban Political Ads Depicting Moral, Religious Issues


The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is under fire after allowing a controversial advertisement to hang in the Davis Square subway station.

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The Palestine Advocacy Project's ad alleges that Israel kills a Palestinian child every three days, aided by funds from the United States.



This controversial advertisement has many up in arms, as the message is displayed for thousands of Bostonians traveling on the MBTA Red Line daily.

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Local ABC affiliate, WCVB, talked with Jake Chase-Lubitz, of the Palestine Advocacy Project, who said:

%shareLinks-quote="What we are trying to do is highlight to Americans a component of the story we think is missed. That is the devastation Israel brings to the Palestinian community." type="quote" author="Jake Chase-Lubitz" authordesc="WCVB" isquoteoftheday="false"%

On the other side, the Jewish Relations Council of Greater Boston released the following statement:

%shareLinks-quote="Spreading distortions and inaccuracies about a complex political situation will achieve no positive benefit." type="quote" author="Jewish Relations Council of Greater Boston" authordesc="Times of Israel" isquoteoftheday="false"%

To avoid further litigation and controversy, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said a ban on political messages could come "within two months."

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