For John, BLUF: The leading edge of hatred and voices should be raised. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Someone sent this to me this evening and it seems appropriate.
Blood libel against Jews has a long and ugly history. Sadly, it continues in many forms. Incitement against Jews is reaching new heights in the Middle East and in Europe. Jews are being assaulted, stabbed and murdered. Here in Boston the MBTA, bullied by the ACLU, has joined in that incitement by accepting and posting vicious ads which accuse Jews of killing Palestinian children.This is the United States and the First Amendment protects all forms of stupidity. But that doesn't mean voices can't be raised in response, proclaiming the truth.
The purpose of the ad is not to inform Bostonians about the complex conflict in the Middle East; it’s to demonize Israelis and Jews. This is a shameful act by the MBTA - a direct incitement to hate Israelis and the Jews of Boston who overwhelmingly support the Jewish state.
Attempts to place countering ads have been rejected by the MBTA with no reason given. MBTA’s double standard and bigotry must end. The public officials responsible for permitting these hateful ads in MBTA properties must be held accountable.
The Boston Jewish community will not be silenced. Our voices will be heard.
Please come to the MBTA board meeting at the MBTA November 23, 2015 1:00 pm MassDOT Boardroom 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3830, Boston, MA
Regards — Cliff