Simon Wiesenthal Center slams London bus stop billboards calling for a boycott of Israel, calling them “hate attacks.”
The posters say that “normal people boycott Israel.” Some reports have indicated authorities are preparing to remove them.
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In a letter addressed to the CEO of advertising company JCDecaux, the center’s director for international relations, Shimon Samuels, recounts how similar billboards in Paris drew measures to remove them and demands similar action in the UK.
He says that regarding “sabotage and abuse of your bus-stop billboards in France, measures were taken against the spate of ‘Boycott Israel’ posters, apparently placed by a pro-Hamas group.
“These hate attacks continue in JCDecaux billboards at London Transport bus-stops,” he adds, urging the firm “to file a complaint with the Metropolitan Police to take legal action against the perpetrators.”