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Judge Approves Pro-Israel Ad, Ends Lawsuit Against MTA

By Jspace Staff on 7/23/2012 at 12:40 PM

Categories: United States, Legal

Judge Approves Pro-Israel Ad, Ends Lawsuit Against MTA

A US judge ruled Friday that a pro-Israel bus ad, equating jihadists with “savages,” be allowed to run in New York. The decision ended a lawsuit by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which submitted the proposed ad, against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA oversees New York area transportation systems like public buses, the subway and commuter trains. The ad was initially rejected, as MTA objected to its demeaning language. The poster reads: “In any war between the civilized …More

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‘Offensive’ Israeli Ad Still Running (VIDEO)

From JTA on 3/15/2012 at 3:21 PM

Categories: Travel, United States, Israel

Remember those Israeli ads aimed at luring Israeli expats home that American Jews found so offensive last fall? After a brouhaha over them erupted in early December, the Israeli prime minister said he was pulling the ad campaign. It turns out the Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is still running a modified version of at least one of the ads (though it's hard to see anything offensive in this watered-down version). …More

London Orthodox File Complaint Over Calvin Klein Underwear Ad (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 1/19/2012 at 4:38 PM

Categories: Business, Religion, Style

Despite a complaint from the Orthodox community, a British advertising watchdog has refused to ban a campaign featuring a lingerie-clad model because it found "no explicit nudity." The bus ads and video spot for Calvin Klein's new "Naked Glamour" underwear line both starred Dutch model Lara Stone. Residents of Stamford Hill’s Orthodox neighborhood found the five ads, which were placed on buses that ran through the area in November, "offensive" and "irresponsible." A member of the Haredi community …More

  • Lara Stone's "Naked Glamour" Ad for Calvin Klein
  • Lara Stone's "Naked Glamour" Ad for Calvin Klein
  • Lara Stone's "Naked Glamour" Ad for Calvin Klein
  • Lara Stone's "Naked Glamour" Ad for Calvin Klein

Netanyahu Cancels Anti-Assimilation Ads

By Jspace Staff on 12/5/2011 at 11:31 AM

Categories: Culture, United States, Israel

Netanyahu Cancels Anti-Assimilation Ads

The Israeli government has canceled a viral ad campaign encouraging expat Israelis to return to the Jewish state after a wave of complaints from American Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the campaign canceled after receiving a letter from the Jewish Federations of North America calling the message "outrageous and insulting." Under the umbrella slogan "It's time to return to Israel," ads and billboards depicting everyday situations showed how Israelis and their American children risk losing touch …More

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Ads Aimed at Bringing Israelis Home Cancelled Due to Backlash

By Jspace Staff on 12/2/2011 at 11:58 AM

Categories: Israel, United States, Travel

UPDATE: The Israeli Government has cancelled this ad campaign.   An Immigration and Absorption Ministry ad campaign suggesting that American Jews will never understand what it means to be an Israeli has earned ire from many Jewish groups in the US. The drive began at the end of September with billboards in New York, Los Angeles and other American cities with large concentrations of Israelis. Messages included, "Before Hanukkah turns into Christmas, it's time to come back to Israel," and "Before Abba turns …More

Shatner is Enemies with Ignorance in Turkey Fryer Ad (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 11/16/2011 at 1:53 PM

Categories: Food, Entertainment, United States

William Shatner found out the hard way that deep-fried turkey can harm more than your arteries. While preparing his own fowl a few years ago, the actor lost his grip on the bird and dropped it into the pot of boiling oil, spattering his arms (and his pride). Now, he’s bringing his message to the masses to warn one and all about the dangers of Thanksgiving Day turkey fryer fires. He says, "Several years ago I was burned on my arms after accidentally dropping the turkey in the hot oil. People need to …More

  • William Shatner with his wife.
  • William Shatner
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Has Milk

By Jspace Staff on 9/23/2011 at 1:20 PM

Categories: Food, Gossip

Maggie Gyllenhaal Has Milk

Maggie Gyllenhaal is the latest celebrity face for the Got Milk? campaign. But this time, there’s a twist; mothers can get their daily dose of milk through their morning latte. Don’t think about the health ills that result from having a latte a day, just the positive ones of drinking all that vitamin D. Even though she’s wearing a ridiculous beret and leopard-print dress while sitting on the floor for some unexplained reason, Maggie manages to look pretty darn cute. But would this actually …More