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September 10, 2013 1:42 pm

StandWithUs Puts Pro-Israel Billboard on Washington-Idaho State Line

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A StandWithUs pro-Israel advertisements on New York's Metro-North transit system. Photo: StandWithUs.

JNS.orgA billboard initiated by the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs went up Sept. 10 on the Washington-Idaho state line and will be posted for one month, countering an advertisement that calls for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

The pro-Israel billboard on the border of the cities of Spokane (Washington) and Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), organized by StandWithUs in partnership with the Spokane Coalition for Israel, includes the text “America & Israel. Shared Values—Defending Freedom.” The anti-Israel ad, erected by Spokane Veterans for Peace (SVP), leaves out “context and pertinent facts,” StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein said.

“The U.S.-Israel military agreement is for $3 billion per year, with 75 percent earmarked for defense contracts with American manufacturers, creating hundreds of thousands of American jobs across 47 states,” Rothstein said in a statement.

SVP’s ad also “ignores the fact that many countries receive U.S. aid, not just Israel,” according to Rothstein, who noted the $87 billion in aid that has gone to Jordan and Egypt since 1946 as well as “$250 billion a year for American soldiers to protect allies around the world such as Germany, Japan and South Korea.”

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  • they should put up a billboard correcting the facts used on the veterans billboard. call them out on their misleading statements. Not responding to their lies leaves many to believe them.

    The bottom line is that the US spends a tiny percentage of our gdp on foreign aid and if the country is looking to save money, there is a lot more money in other areas being wasted and making just a few rich people, richer and richer…ahem health insurance ahem

  • Lawrence Kulak

    Why doesn’t the article mention the hundreds of millions funneled to terrorist fronts like Fatah and the PLO? What does SVP say to that? If they have nothing to say it proves that they are all just a bunch of stupid old rednecks holed up in log cabins in the middle of nowhere who know as much about Jews as the average person knows about bigfoot (whom many of these svp’s probably resemble)