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02.26.15 Aymann Ismail

On Wednesday, British street artist Banksy unveiled a whole new body of work — and video — created in Gaza to bring attention to the people who live there in the aftermath of the Israeli army’s most recent military campaign. Israel justifies the attacks as a necessary battle against Hamas, but Banksy likens the IDF […]

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11.25.14 Rhett Jones

A controversial painting by Banksy depicting Mary and Joseph (Jesus’ parents) unable to reach Bethlehem because of the Israeli- Gaza separation wall, has reared it’s head once again. Made in 2005, the artwork keeps being passed around each year as his “new Christmas card.” This time it’s ringing in the season on a billboard in Atlanta. […]

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10.23.14 Prachi Gupta

Jesse Eisenberg is starring in a new movie that uses Brooklyn’s Red Hook as a backdrop for the war-torn Gaza Strip, but has recreated Palestinian propaganda posters without using proper Arabic. A scene set up on Thursday for Louder Than Bombs called for female actors wearing headscarves — presumably Palestinian Muslims — who were instructed […]

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08.21.14 Sophie Weiner

Last night at around 7pm, protestors marched over the Brooklyn Bridge towards City Hall as a large Palestinian flag reading “Gaza. Boycott Divestment Sanctions” was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge. The flag was removed by the NYPD approximately 30 minutes later. Reportedly 300 people attended the protest. The "no justice, no peace" chant has made it's […]

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08.06.14 Marina Galperina

Gilad Lotan of I-Data has published an enlightening and thorough analysis of how social media channels and online publications spread coverage of the conflict in Gaza. It illustrates the pathways through which we’re served biased material, based on our user preferences and whichever social media bubble we already occupy. The article features massive infographics like […]

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07.21.14 Amy K. Nelson

As the Israel Defense Forces continue its incursion into Gaza, it’s also fighting a PR war through social media. The IDF frequently posts updates on Twitter that include meme-like, propagandist illustrations, according to a left-leaning Jewish website critical of Israel. Mondoweiss.net argues that the illustrative missives are “being used to justify the killing of hundreds […]

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07.15.14 Marina Galperina

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has been stamping people’s passports with the unsanctioned seal for the “State of Palestine” in his ongoing project Live And Work In Palestine for a several years. Like other Palestinians, going in and out of Palestine is a bureaucratic, humiliating and strenuous ordeal, but he has never been explicitly blocked from leaving his home until this week. […]

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07.11.14 Rhett Jones

After three Israeli teenagers were found dead in the West Bank on June 30th, anger and cries for revenge swept over parts of Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” The investigations are still in progress, but a group of Israeli vigilantes took it upon themselves to kidnap a Palestinian teenager […]

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01.08.14 Marina Galperina

Photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer travelled to the world’s most volatile and controversial borders for his photographic survey Confrontier, recently profiled by Wired. With a panoramic film camera, Wiedenhöfer documented the view of an illegal Israeli settlement in Westbank as seen over the wall separating it from a Palestinian refugee camp. He photographed the construction site of the border fence between […]

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12.04.12 Marina Galperina

Last year, gallery owner Stephan Kezsler had slabs of concrete with Banksy’s stencils chiseled out of walls in Palestine and shipped to his gallery. He then attempted to sell these well-known pieces from Banksy’s 2007 West Bank Santa’s Ghetto project for $40,000 to $750,000. Banksy send out a Pest Control alert to aforementioned shittiness — […]

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