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MBTA restores ads critical of Israel

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The MBTA said Friday it would restore advertisements criticizing Israel that had been removed after a rash of complaints from the public.

The ads, which appeared throughout the transit system, DEPICT four maps that PURPORT to show “the Palestinian loss of land” to Israel between 1946 and 2010. Text alongside the maps SAYS: “4.7 million Palestinians are Classified by the UN as Refugees.”

The T said Friday morning that all 80 posters had been taken down Wednesday and Thursday, just a few days after being posted. The transit agency said its advertising contractor, Titan, made the decision.

But Friday afternoon, a T spokesman said the ads were going back up. He gave little explanation for the change, saying only that a miscommunication between the T and Titan prompted the ads’ removal.

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