London's black cabs call out Balfour agreement


Published: 2017-11-01 12:23

Last Updated: 2017-11-01 12:23

#MakeItRight. (Photo: Middle East Monitor)
#MakeItRight. (Photo: Middle East Monitor)
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London’s black cabs have stepped into the political arena, driving around the city donning an advertising campaign which draws attention to the negative impact of the Balfour Declaration.

On the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour agreement, which paved the way for the establishment of the Israeli state, the UK capital’s iconic black cabs have called out their country’s controversial history.

The advertising campaign, promoted through the hashtag #makeitright, was created to highlight the plight of Palestinians living in the occupied territories and in refugee camps as a result of the “British Government’s broken promise.”

The campaign initially included advertisements displayed at underground stations and on buses, however the government body which runs London Underground said it blocked the campaign on the basis that the issue is politically controversial.

In response, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Manuel Hassassian accused the body of censorship.