STANFORD UNIVERSITY CENSORS TRUTH OF APARTHEID ISRAEL

Old Union administrators remove photo exhibit, SCAI rallies in White Plaza and Old Union

April 22, 2008

By Patrick Fitzgerald

About 50 students and community members marched into Old Union Monday afternoon to protest what they called "explicit political censorship" on the part of the University. The rally, inside the building for roughly 15 minutes, was sparked by the removal of a photo exhibit sponsored by Students Confronting Apartheid in Israel (SCAI). Old Union administrators took down the photos on April 9 after receiving multiple complaints regarding the exhibit.

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Protestors, led by Students Confronting Apartheid in Israel, rallied in White Plaza on Monday in reaction to the removal of a photo exhibit in Old Union. The photos were removed on April 9 in response to several complaints by community members.
Mai El-Sadany

Protestors, led by Students Confronting Apartheid in Israel, rallied in White Plaza on Monday in reaction to the removal of a photo exhibit in Old Union. The photos were removed on April 9 in response to several complaints by community members.

The 10 photographs, taken by local photographer Lisa Nessan, offered various portrayals of Palestinian life in the West Bank. The photographs appeared with captions, which, according to members of SCAI, were based on information from human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and the United Nations.

University administrators, however, stressed that the captions had not been part of the exhibit initially approved by Jeanette Smith-Laws, director of unions. The original title of the exhibit, "Hope Under Siege," had been also changed to "Life Under Israeli Apartheid," according to Associate Vice Provost Chris Griffith. The changes, combined with the complaints, led to the exhibit's removal two days after it had appeared.

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Link to source-webpage, obtained via: CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS, April 22, 2008, 1:48pm

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