JNS.org — Amid its pro-Israel advertising campaign to counter anti-Israel ads in San Francisco’s Muni bus system this month, the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs announced July 10 that it would place similar billboards in Montana.
The StandWithUs ads in Montana’s capital of Helena will counter recent billboards in the city that questioned U.S. support for Israel. The ads, one to go up July 15 and the other July 22, each for a four-week period, will promote “the decades-long Israel-US relationship”Â as well as “Israel’s diversity and religious freedoms,” StandWithUs said in a press release.
StandWithUs also countered anti-Israel ads in Montana this March, in Missoula. Its June 27-July 27 ad campaign on San Francisco buses marks the sixth time it has countered anti-Israel ads in that city.
“StandWithUs has counteredÂ anti-Israel ads placed throughout the United States since 2007 andÂ will continue to do so. We cannot let hostile messages, with their deceptive, velvet-gloved rhetoric, influence unsuspecting commuters.Â We will continue to stress Israel’s contributions to the world and the advantages of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship,” StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein said.