The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said it was restoring dozens of ads critical of Israel to its transit system that had been taken down following public complaints.
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On Friday, the transit system said the 80 ads would be put back in the Greater Boston area and that there had been a “miscommunication” with its advertising contractor Titan, according to the Boston Globe.
The ads went up on October 21, but were removed several days later by Titan following the complaints.
“There was a breakdown in our established procedures for handling complaints about specific ads,” according to a transit authority spokesperson.
The ads are comprised of four maps that show what is called “Palestinian loss of land – 1946-2010.” A message alongside the maps reads “4.7 million Palestinians are Classified by the UN as Refugees.”
Connecticut resident Henry Clifford, chairman of the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, paid for the $40,000 campaign.
Similar ad campaigns caused a stir in Washington, D.C., and New York, but the ads were never removed.