London buses for a pro-Palestinian rally has angered Jewish groups but Transport for London (TfL) has refused to remove the posters.
Buses in London displaying advertising posters for an upcoming anti-Israel rally have riled the local Jewish community, and pushed the city into reviewing its ad policy.
However, Transport for London, also known as TfL, said it would not remove the posters, as they are in any case scheduled to be removed "in a few days,” according to a spokesman.
The Al-Quds Day march is an annual, international event founded by the late Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which is due to take place in central London this year on August 17, the last day of Ramadan.
While the posters on nearly 450 London buses claim the event is about "the freedom of the Palestinians,” a website belonging to the London organizers, the Islamic Human Rights Commission, quotes Ayatollah Khomeini as saying that it is "a day for the oppressed to rise and stand up against the arrogant.”
The website includes links to incendiary quotes by Ayatollah Khomeini, such as one in which he calls on people to "rise, destroy Israel and replace it with the heroic Palestinian nation,” and video footage of previous Al Quds day marches, showing demonstrators holding signs saying "We are all Hizbollah” and anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Hassidic Jews waving Palestinian flags.