Billboards displayed in 50 train stations around New York City are creating a controversy. They show four different maps illustrating the loss of Palestinian land to Israel from 1946 to 2010. Along with these maps is a single sentence reading “4.7 million Palestinians are classified by the UN as refugees”. A group called the “Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine” put up the billboards in order to educate people on the suffering of Palestinians. But many pro-Israel organizations are furious and want the posters removed. They believe these billboards are historically inaccurate and too provocative. However, the MTA says they don’t violate advertising regulations. Bryan Carter, JN1, New York.
Pilgrims came from many different countries to carry crucifixes along the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Holy Week in Jerusalem’s Old City is full of unforgettable sights and activities. But maybe the most emotional day is Good Friday, when Christians of all denominations, from around the world, carry the cross. They stop at the 14 Stations of the Cross, commemorating Jesus’ last day. Pilgrims from places including Serbia, Egypt, Greece, Montenegro, Nigeria, Georgia, Bulgaria, Russia, Ethiopia and India all gathered here for the Holy Week festivities recently. The procession included Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox (Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Syriac and Indian) believers in addition to Roman Catholics. All joined together as they stopped at the stations, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. View YouTube video: www.youtube.com Downloads: VIDEOS: - Hi Res Narration: www.megaupload.com - Hires No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming:www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Key Words Holy Week, Old City, Jerusalem, Stations of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos