Coalition for Justice & Peace in Palestine

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Palestinian children’s art exhibit shut down in USA

9 Sept. 2011, Berkeley, CA, USA — The Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland (MOCHA) has decided to cancel an exhibit of art by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), which was partnering with MOCHA to present the exhibit, was informed of the decision by the Museum’s board president on Thursday, September 8, 2011. For several months, MECA and the museum had been working together on the exhibit, which is titled “A Child’s View From Gaza.”

MECA has learned that there was a concerted effort by pro-Israel organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to pressure the museum to reverse its decision to display Palestinian children’s art.

Read full MECA article here…

Gaza children’s images of war censored under pressure from US Israel lobby, Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada, 13 September 2011.

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