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Pro-Muslim Subway Ads Going Up Monday

Rabbis' group says campaign counters anti-jihad ads

10/05/2012
Staff Writer

Rabbis for Human Rights -- North America is taking out subway ads urging riders to "choose love" in what the Jewish group's director calls a response to the anti-jihad advertisements placed in subway stations by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group led by conservative blogger Pamela Geller.

MTA Posts Anti-Jihad Ads At 10 Subway Stations

09/25/2012

An advertisement that reads "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad" went on display in 10 New York City subway stations.

The ads, which also read “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man," were posted Monday in accordance with a U.S. District Court ruling in July that ordered the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run the ads. The MTA had argued that the ad violates its policy against demeaning language.

Lhota Grapples With Giuliani Legacy

In mayoral bid, former deputy both embraces and distances himself from a controversial administration.

06/11/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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How much of Rudy Giuliani is just enough?

That’s the question facing Joseph Lhota, the city’s former budget director and deputy to the famously feisty mayor, as Lhota pursues the Republican nomination and victory in November’s City Hall race.

Image from Lhota campaign video shows him with former boss Rudy Giuliani.

Needed: Independent Investigation On YU High School Scandal

12/24/2012

The media has reported serious accusations against two former employees of Yeshiva University’s High School (known as MTA), Rabbi Macy Gordon, a Talmud teacher, and Rabbi George Finkelstein, the principal. 

MTA Weighs Options On Anti-Islam Subway Ad

09/19/2012

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it is considering its options after a U.S. District Court ordered it to run a subway advertisement on subways and buses that reads “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

The MTA’s quandary comes in the wake of recent protests in Arab countries and in Arab communities around the world over an anti-Muslim film that resulted in the deaths of American diplomats in Libya and violence at American embassies.

Sanford Garelick, Former Top Cop And Politician, Dies At 93

11/22/2011
Staff Writer

 

Sanford Garelick, who as a high-ranking member of the New York Police Department worked on several high-profile cases in the 1960s, and as a public official ran for New York Mayor in the 1970s, died on Nov. 19. A lifelong Bronx native, he was 93.

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