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A photography exhibit about the West Bank ignites tensions in Newton

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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A photography exhibit at the Newton Free Library has ignited outrage in the wealthy Boston suburb, sparking questions about free speech and the role of public libraries in civic discourse. The exhibit, by Cambridge photographer and activist Skip Schiel, shows portraits of displaced Palestinians in the West Bank and the locations where their families once lived in Israel. Several hundred protestors, as well as supporters of the exhibit, showed up to the exhibit’s reception on May 9, where three Palestinian residents of Newton were to speak on a panel. But...

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