Avi Posnick of StandWithUs forwarded the following to Scarsdale10583.com in response to the article about the pro-Palestinian billboards at Metro North train stations: StandWithUs (SWU), a non-profit international group will counter the Pro-Palestinian billboards posted at ten Metro-North stations with their own billboards that talk about Israel's achievements and desire for a partner for peace. SWU is an 11 year-old, non-profit, international Israel education organization. They will place at least 50 ads after the anti-Israel ones come down and in similar locations. They are in the process of refining their messaging with CBS Outdoors and will soon release a photo of their billboards.
StandWithUs has countered anti-Israel billboards wherever they've appeared. In September, 2011 SWU countered 25 anti-Israel ads in New York's subway system with 25 ads that informed the public that “Israel Needs a Partner for Peace.”
In 2007 and 2009, SWU ads appeared in Washington, DC, Albuquerque and Houston (with Bridge Houston), with the message, "Teach Peace, Not Hate." In 2010, it was Chicago's Metro system, and SWU allied with other groups to successfully persuade Seattle's Metro to reject proposed ads with inflammatory, anti-Israel accusations. In 2011-12, SWU countered four anti-Israel ads in San Francisco BART. In April 2012, SWU placed billboards in Denver with the message, "Baby Israela, delivered by Israeli Medics in Haiti. Israel Saves Lives." SWU's plan to counter anti-Israel ads in Los Angeles in June, 2012 were derailed when CBS Outdoors pulled the anti-Israel ads because campaigners were misusing the company's name in e-mails and petitions.
To learn more visit www.standwithus.com .