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Transport for London's refusal to accept a series of advertisements in support of Israel has been raised with Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The Zionist Federation said a £12,000 campaign planned for London Underground comparing Hamas to other terrorist groups including IS had been shelved last week because TfL found the adverts "too controversial".

The transport body said this was because the ads contravened its advertising contractor's policy "relating to a political cause". Andrew Dismore, Labour's Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, wrote to Mr Johnson to ask for clarification on a stance that he claimed could be applying "double standards" in rejecting the ZF-backed adverts while accepting those in support of relief efforts in Gaza.

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