Maps of the growing Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory are on display on buses and in a transit station in Canada’s western city of Vancouver and will soon roll out in Toronto and Calgary as well. “We think it’s important that Canadians be informed about the realities of the Israeli occupation and how it’s been growing consistently over the past 66 years, and to call for and support Palestinian human rights,” said Charlotte Kates of the Palestine Awareness Coalition, comprising seven peace and justice organizations sponsoring the ads.
Jewish groups denounce ads
Some Jewish groups have denounced the ads saying they are factually inaccurate, but Kates insists the series of maps showing Israeli encroachment are accurate and are based on statistics from the United Nations. Continue reading