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  1. Brett Bellmore says:

    “on top of”? No, that would certainly be a first amendment violation. This is “next to”, which is far less of a problem.

    But, yes, overwrought. I’d much prefer “neither supports nor opposes” language, to make it clear the transit authority doesn’t have a position, not that it opposes the message.

    Further, were I the AFDI, I’d start making the ads more specific, to challenge the transit authority. “Support Israel/Oppose blowing up daycares”. “Support Israel/Oppose random shelling of residential neighborhoods”. At some point people would start asking, “Why do they want to distance themselves from THAT sentiment???”

  2. I was not saying “on top” literally, just figuratively to mean in close proximity.