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Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, 8:26 a.m.

Billboards Oppose/Back Israel Policy

This billboard in Coeur d'Alene criticizing U.S. military aid to Israel is seen from Interstate 90 on Tuesday.Contrasting views on America's relationship with Israel have unfurled along an 8-mile section of Interstate 90 in North Idaho. Another billboard in Post Falls is celebrating the alliance. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Contrasting views on America’s relationship with Israel have unfurled along an 8-mile section of Interstate 90 in North Idaho. A billboard in Coeur d’Alene criticizing U.S. military aid to Israel prompted a second billboard to go up Tuesday in Post Falls celebrating the alliance. Foreign policy feels out of place on this stretch of freeway, where advertisements normally highlight pickup trucks, lottery jackpots and tribal casinos. The first billboard, which suggests the money would be better spent at home, also is upsetting to some in the area’s Jewish community, in part because it went up right before the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: Is a battle over U.S. policy on Israel something you want to see on billboards along Interstate 90?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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