LA Times comes under fire

February 29, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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B’nai B’rith International  and Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and have  strongly condemned The Los Angeles Times for publishing a full-page advertisement advocating the boycotting a free trip to Israel  included in this year’s Oscars “swag bags” for host Chris Rock and 25 Academy Award nominees.

bnaibrithinternationalThe ad is sponsored by the Jewish Voice for Peace and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

ADC Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich, and  Dan Mariaschin, Executive Vice President of B’nai B’rith International, issued the following statement:

“We commend Variety for rejecting the same pro-Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement ad in its latest edition, and The Los Angeles Times should follow Variety in rejecting it. Promoting BDS is another way of endorsing delegitimization against Israel. We urge The Los Angeles Times to reject such blatantly anti-Israel ads in the future and encourage other news organizations not to publish these types of intolerant pro-BDS ads, which do nothing to advance peace between Israel and Palestinians.

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One Response to “LA Times comes under fire”
  1. john nemesh says:

    How about putting in an ad advocating Israel as a place to go to for holidays, honeymoons, archaeological study and religion etc.

    Do not always project negative and reactive images.

    Go on the front foot, and take the oxygen away from the enemy.

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