Anger over Cathe­dral art

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY ROBYNROSEN

AN IS­RAEL sup­port group in Liver­pool is out­raged at a cathe­dral which, they claim, is dis­play­ing a “one-sided” ex­hi­bi­tion of chil­dren in Gaza.

Last week, the Angli­can Cathe­dral in Liver­pool city cen­tre un­veiled the ex­hi­bi­tion, en­ti­tled Loss of In­no­cence, fea­tur­ing pieces of art by Gaza chil­dren.

But Sue Had­den, chair­woman of the Liver­pool Is­rael Sup­port Group, was an­gered by its con­tent and con­tacted the cathe­dral.

She said: “There needs to be more bal­ance. If they are show­ing pic­tures of Gaza chil­dren suf­fer­ing, it should show Sderot chil­dren who have suf­fered ter­ri­bly.”

The dio­cese of Liver­pool told Ms Had­den that a dis­play of work from Sderot chil­dren could be shown but not be­fore the ex­hi­bi­tion con­cludes, on Oc­to­ber 6.

Ms Had­den added: “I’m dis­ap­pointed that we can’t dis­play the pic­tures at the same time.

“Vis­i­tors will go away with an un­bal­anced view.”

A spokesman from the dio­cese said: “The Cathe­dral would be happy to exhibit pic­tures from the chil­dren of Sderot and from oth­ers on all sides of this hugely com­plex con­flict.”

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