Brandies University Takes Down Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit Mounted by Israeli Jewish Student
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/10/1345208
An art exhibit at Brandeis University featuring 17 paintings by Palestinian youths was removed by university officials last week, after several complaints from students. We speak with the Israel Jewish student who organized the exhibit and the director of Brandies University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.
We look at a controversy that has erupted over an art exhibit at Brandeis University in Boston. The exhibit features 17 paintings of Palestinian youths who depict their perspectives on life under Israeli military occupation. But just four days into a two-week run, the exhibit was removed by Brandeis officials after several complaints from students. A university spokesperson has said the school would consider re-mounting the paintings if they were to appear alongside paintings showing an Israeli perspective. The exhibit was organized by an Israeli Jewish student who said she wanted to showcase a Palestinian perspective on campus. The exhibit was subsequently moved to MIT where it is being housed for one week.
- Lior Halperin, Israeli Jewish student at Brandeis University who organized the Palestinian Youth Art Exhibit.
- Daniel Terris, director of Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.
- Read open letter from Daniel Terris about the "Voices of Palestine" exhibit.