The Arab-Israeli Conflict Through Art & Graffiti Project Presentation by: Rachel A. Adler
One Poster 2 Different Meanings <ul><li>In 1936 Franz Kraus created this poster to inspire the “New Jew” to come to Israel known as Palestine at that time. </li></ul><ul><li>Today this poster is being used by the PLO and Ministry of Tourism in Gaza and the West Bank. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about this? </li></ul>
Graffiti & Murals in Israel <ul><li>According to Israeli police, graffiti transgressors are charged with defacing property, for which the punishment is up to one year in prison. In 2006, 487 such charges were brought countrywide. </li></ul>
For true Israeli flavor, nothing beats the ubiquitous signs of the devotees of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav.
Graffiti as a Coping Device <ul><li>Yitzhak Rabin Memorial In memory of a peacemaker Kikar Rabin, Ibn Gvirol Street (at the side of City Hall) </li></ul><ul><li>Marking the spot of his assassination in 1995 mourners immediately flocked to this area to light candles, to sing and pray together and to write their thoughts down in graffiti form on the surrounding walls. Some sections of the graffiti have been preserved and framed, along with information about Rabin’s life, the quest for peace and the events of November 4th 1995. </li></ul>
This is a Mural done by local artist and children near Haifa.
<ul><li>“ Creating a mural gives a normal sense to a place,” he says. “So my job is to give a sense of the normal in this abnormal place.” He has even created a plan for a mural that would make the separation wall look like an aqueduct. </li></ul><ul><li>In painting these murals, Meiri sees himself as an ambassador for Israel. “I think I’ve done something to promote our culture,” he says. “This helps show that Israel is not just a place of war.” </li></ul>Quotes by Artist Rami Meiri
The Negatives Side of Israeli Graffiti <ul><li>These are some Images that show what some Israeli feel about the conflict. </li></ul>Anti Arab graffiti near Qurtuba school - Tel Rumeida, Hebron
Palestine Graffiti <ul><li>Gaza City, Gaza A Palestine women walks by graffiti of Hamas August 1, 2002. The Izzel deer el Quassa military sect of Hamas claimed reasonability for the Hebrew U Bombing of July 31, 2002. Killing 7 & Wounding 80, as a revenge for Israel's air strike killing there leader. </li></ul>
Arabic graffiti in black (loosely translated): "Fatah youth is a place for struggling, not for being quiet." Red graffiti: "We die standing, not on our knees" -- People's Party." Stencil of Kifah Khaled Obeid on wall. This stencil is painted all over the walls of the camp, and beyond in Beit Sahour and Bethlehem. Kifah, 13, was a resident of Dheisheh, who died from a bullet wound while throwing stones at IDF soldiers at a checkpoint near Bethlehem.
Arabic graffiti on left (loosely translated): "The blood of Muhammed Durra comes at a price." Arabic graffiti on the right is the signature of Fatah.
Gaza Murals <ul><li>Palestinian youths walk past militant graffiti on the wall of a security compound of the Fatah loyalist forces captured by Hamas in fighting in recent weeks, in Gaza City, Saturday, June 30, 2007. The Islamic group Hamas wrested control of the volatile Gaza Strip in fighting with the rival Fatah Movement more than two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) </li></ul>
A Palestinian man paints portraits of late Fatah leaders on a wall in Gaza City. (Maan Images)
Recreation of the Scene of a Suicide Bombing <ul><li>An exhibition, at An-Najah University in the West Bank town of Nablus, was organized to mark the first anniversary of the Palestinian intifada. </li></ul><ul><li>A university branch of the militant Palestinian group Hamas built the exhibit, which recreates the scene of August 2001 attack on Sbarro Pizza house in Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>A suicide bomber - Ezzaldin Almasri - blew himself and 15 other people up during a busy lunchtime at the restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1564188.stm </li></ul>
World Influence of the Arab Israeli Conflict <ul><li>Banksy a well known UK Guerilla Graffiti artist “decorates” the Security fence/wall. </li></ul>
This Poster was created in Response to the three soldiers kidnapped during the 2 nd Lebanon War of the Summer of 2006.
Reflections <ul><li>Compare and Contrast the two sides. What are some differences? </li></ul><ul><li>“ True, Israel is not just a place of war, it is also a place of debate. “Graffiti is actually like talkbacks,” Blich says. And as long as there are events to react to, there will be more writing on the walls.” </li></ul><ul><li>Please draw your own Political poster or graffiti on a piece of paper. It should express the conflict and express how you feel. </li></ul>Look and research more about political art. It is Awesome.
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