YouTube/saleem jabbar Palestine can now sue Israel on illegal occupation
The ad campaign will be used in several Canadian cities including Vancouver this fall. The coalition that is responsible for such a campaign is called the Palestine Awareness Coalition. It has been reported that PAC will continue to show the ads in Canadian cities like Calgary and Toronto.
The ad campaign promises to be extremely controversial as the hyper-sensitive issue is not what everyone wants to deal with in such a way. On the contrary, the coalition has its own reasons to defend the same. It is reported that the coalition wants to project how Israel is gradually occupying the Palestinian territory. The coalition appears to have the inspiration of such ads from similar campaigns in some cities in the U.S. such as Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
There have been 15 posters on buses and a large mural image in one of the stations. The images show 4 maps showing different political measurements between 1946 and 2012. It shows that Palestine has been shrinking for years now.
Meanwhile, Mitchell Gropper - the Jewish head in the city - disapproves of the same. It has been questioned how much legally allowed it is to have such an ad campaign in Vancouver. He told The Province that the ad campaign on buses make them unsafe and unwelcome to be used.
On the other hand, the agency - TransLink - has issued a statement which shows the legal obligations to run the campaign. Their lawyers have advised them to go ahead with the same as they are legally acceptable. However, Gropper who is an attorney himself disagrees. It is informed that the federation has already asked legal assistant in order to find out available options.
Many representatives of the community have already expressed how provocative these ads can be. The ads are bound to inflame contempt and hatred, they believe. On the other hand, they feel these ads are fundamentally anti-Israel.