British artists Banksy makes yet another effort to foster Israeli-Palestinian dialogue with an actual hotel near Bethlehem.
‘We are just having an interesting and enlightening trip,’ Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says of band members’ visit to Israel and the West Bank.
A new show at the Israel Museum illustrates the extensive presence of Jesus in Jewish and Israeli art. But when it comes to explaining the attraction to this figure, the thrust of the exhibition is misguided.
Though Jesus has traditionally been a taboo subject among observant Jews, he has served as a common theme for modern Jewish painters and writers. Now the Israel Museum is devoting an exhibition to portraying the way local artists have engaged in dialogue with ‘that person’.
Planners hoped that they could turn an ordinary city into a dazzling tourist Mecca with the addition of a cultural jewel.
Angry social media backlash and calls for a boycott followed the sale of Ramallah-made brew at a pub in Haifa. But the owners remain steadfast.
A work of video art shot at the Holot detention facility transcends the Tel Aviv, Berlin or New York bubble, looking instead at asylum seekers oppressed by Israeli policy.