Anti-Israel billboards in N.Y. train stations

Billboards showing a series of maps claiming that Israel has systematically confiscated land from the Palestinians have appeared at some suburban New York train stations.

The ads on display at Metro North train stations in Westchester County show a succession of shrinking Palestinian territories in four maps.

The billboards were posted under the auspices of the Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine and paid for by Henry Clifford, an ex–Wall Street financier who lives in Connecticut.

According to, Clifford paid $25,000 to display the billboards at 10 stations for 30 days. — jta