Breaking and tragic: The Missouri History Museum canceled a presentation on Ferguson and Palestine on the eve of the event scheduled for March 19, after being pressured by a local Jewish group to remove the Palestine part, emails released by Jewish Voice for Peace disclose.
The museum got pressure from the Jewish Community Relations Council “expressing dismay” over the presentation. A museum official promptly got in touch with the Washington University students who were putting it on. “Remove the Palestine group from the program or find another location,” she says she told the student group, according to an email.
The students refused to remove the Palestine portion. The presentation was titled “Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action.” Ayotzinapa refers to the 43 students in Mexico who were kidnaped last September.