They are are trying to counter Pamela Geller’s excellent ads on jihad.
Also, the antiAmerican pro-jihad group invokes Desmond Tutu’s bogus claim of Israel resembling an apartheid state. That was thoroughly debunked in the following video:
www.iiacf.org – A European reporter questions South African Member of Parliament, Kenneth Meshoe on the charge that Israel is an apartheid state. MP Meshoe provides a very clear picture of why there is no comparison between the Palestinians and the South Africans in this issue. The exchange took place at a press conference on October 31, 2011 during the IIACF Chairman’s Conference in Budapest Hungary.
Desmond Tutu has never been a humble man. “We marched in Cape Town, and the Berlin Wall fell down two months later,” he once declared. And all the international attention has only made him more arrogant. He has also never been a particularly nice man. The other Tutu, the one who doesn’t show up with the Dalai Lama to speak at length about the virtues of forgiveness, is the one who compared the “Jewish Lobby” to Hitler and Stalin and sneered that “Jews seem to think that they have cornered the market on suffering.” […]
Desmond Tutu has acknowledged the dreadful situation in South Africa today, but at a much lower pitch than when he denounces Israel. And it’s easy to see why. Tutu’s international stature rests on the myth that he healed South Africa. But South Africa has not been healed. South Africa is deeply wounded and bleeding to death. As an international star on the Elders celebrity circuit, Tutu is a hit. As a healer, he is an abysmal failure.
“American Muslims for Palestine” launches anti-Israel poster in New York train stations
In the latest public spat over the Middle East conflict, the Americans for Palestine group has launched posters insisting that the US should no longer support Israel
by The Commentator on 26 March 2013 15:49
Campaign and lobby group “American Muslims for Palestine” (AMP) today launched a new outdoor advertising campaign that will begin in 25 stations on the Metro North train line near New York City.
The ad will run for four weeks before moving to other cities around the country. The advert criticises US aid to Israel and uses a quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to imply that Israel is an apartheid state.
AMP however has come under criticism in recent years for a spate of ‘radical’ behaviour. In 2004, its chairman, Hatem Bazian, praised the “uprising in Iraq” (which was against U.S. soldiers) and the “intifada in Palestine” and said an American intifada is needed to “change fundamentally the political dynamics here.” He boasted, “They’re gonna say some Palestinian [is] being too radical – well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet.”
In 2012, Bazian described the U.S. as a racist country that tries to get “darker people [to] fight our war.”
AMP board member Osama Abu Irshaid describes the firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas as a form of “legitimate resistance.”
Another board member is Salah Sarsour. His brother was arrested by Israel in 1998 and informed his interrogators that Salah was financing Hamas through the Islamic Association for Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation.
In 2011, Steve Emerson wrote of AMP’s ‘web of Hamas support‘.
UPDATE: Israel advocacy group StandWithUs has drawn to our attention that the group has countered every negative public advertisement with a positive message about Israel. Their work can be found here.