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Embracing Ambiguity in Israel

He was born in France 55 years ago to descendants of Sephardic Jews from Algeria and Ashkenazi Jews from Russia. His parents survived World War II — his father in hiding and his mother with the resistance. He was raised in a secular, intellectual household but went to a religious high school when his parents embraced Judaism soon after the 1967 war.


MACK - Martin Kollar - Field Trip

Between November 2009 and January 2011, Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar spent extended periods of time working and living in Israel, building a photographic dossier on one of the most contentious geographical zones of modern history. Kollar’s past, a childhood spent behind the Iron Curtain, echoed unexpectedly during his time in Israel. The delineated territories of today’s Israel mirror the partition walls of Communist Czechoslovakia during ‘normalisation’. Random police searches and detentions piqued Kollar’s sense of constantly being under surveillance and the subject of suspicion.

Education in Jerusalem: Separate and unequal | The Electronic Intifada

The following is the summary of “The Economy of the Occupation 13-15: Report on the Educational System in East,” published by the Alternative Information Center: When Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967, it assumed responsibility for the well-being of East Jerusalem’s population and for fulfilling their rights, regardless of religion or ethnicity. The right to education is one of the most basic rights, and is an essential prerequisite for the plural democracy Israel claims to be.

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Balloon mapping in Jerusalem

Border Land - Alternative Ways of Mapping Jerusalem (2012) - YouTube

Cartographic maps are to Ariane Littman the raw material, the content, and the inspiration of her artwork. The field, which she encounters as a freelance news photographer during the years 2005-2008, becomes the physical space where reality is processed and later projected into new imaginary spaces in her studio. There, she can alter the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by removing borders and separation walls, boldly deconstructing the hegemonic power inscribed on the maps. Dwelling within competitive narratives Littman proposes, in her performance-video works, a critical reading of maps in which her body becomes the very site of an embodied cartography where geographic and artistic boundaries collapse. This movie reviews Ariane's inventive uses of maps as it follows her to the edge of the city of Jerusalem in her perambulatory routes triggered by the Second Intifada, in a quest to transcend borders and fear. At the end of her peregrinations in the conflicting spaces of Border Land, Ariane, longing for healing, projects herself into the new fictional spaces of Wounded Land. There in a Sisyphean process, she bandages and sews with a green thread the collective wound that runs through the geographic and human landscape of the Holy Land. Directed and Edited by Michal Shachnai Narrator: Rebecca Ehrenpreis Produced by Studio 11 Cinematography Omri Lior, Yair Tsriker and Michal Shachnai Original Music by Amir Yaakobi, Gerhard Fankhauser, Einat Gilboa & Yoham Project Sound design by Amir Yaakobi Cover designed by Yael Bogen Cover image by Oded Antmann Photos of news events & art works by Ariane Littman Photos of art works by Oded Antmann, Andrew Roth, Mike Ganor & Brian Hendler DVD video Widescreen: 16:9 29:16 minutes, color Language: English and Hebrew Subtitles: English and Hebrew All rights reserved: Ariane Littman 2012

Bible Atlas - A

All the places in the Bible arranged alphabetically. Click the maps for more context.

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

This site is a joint project of the Jewish National and University Library and the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It was made possible by generous grants of David and Fella Shapell (The JNUL digitization project) and the Hebrew University's Historic Cities Research Project. The site contains maps of Jerusalem, and basic information concerning the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem. In the very near future we will index many of the maps and upload aerial photographs and modern maps and paintings of the city.

Jerusalem Sound Map

A map of the religious sounds from Central Jerusalem, including mosques and calls to prayer, churches and their bells, a siren at the entry of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat), etc.


The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with. The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!


Snapshots of Israel -

Around ancient pools fed by thermal springs in Israel’s verdant Gan Hashlosha National Park, 11 of the men and women who have made some of the most compelling photographic images of the past 30 years are gathered to celebrate the final stages of a unique undertaking. Israel:Portrait of a Work in Progress is a temporary title but it reveals the ambition of the project’s instigator, 53-year-old French-Jewish photographer Frédéric Brenner.

"Pork and Milk" : confessions en rupture avec le fanatisme juif -

A l'heure où le monde subit les effets terroristes d'un "retour au religieux", Valérie Mréjen, artiste et écrivain formée aux Beaux-Arts, est allée à Tel-Aviv recueillir un certain nombre de témoignages de jeunes gens qui, élevés dans des familles ultra-orthodoxes, ont décidé un jour de rompre avec le fanatisme religieux.


Jananne Al-Ani

Aerial I, production still from Shadow Sites II, 2011, Single channel digital video Courtesy the Artist, Rose Issa Projects and Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2011. Photography Adrian Warren

Photography Project Seeks New Angles on Israel -

GAN HASHLOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Israel — The image is both idyllic and carefully staged: nearly a dozen foreign photographers, some of them celebrated on the international art scene, posing for a collective portrait on a sunny November morning against a startling green pool in this lush park in northern Israel.

DAAR - Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency

DAAR [Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency] DAAR is an art and architecture collective and a residency programme based in Beit Sahour, Palestine. DAAR’s work combines discourse, spatial intervention, education, collective learning, public meetings and legal challenges. DAAR’s practice is centred on one of the most difficult dilemmas of political practice: how to act both propositionally and critically within an environment in which the political force field is so dramatically distorted. It proposes the subversion, reuse, profanation and recycling of the existing infrastructure of a colonial occupation. DAAR projects have been shown showed in various biennales and museums, among them Venice Biennale, the Bozar in Brussels, NGBK in Berlin, the Istanbul Biennial, The Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Home Works in Beirut, Architekturforum Tirol in Innsbruk, the Tate in London, the Oslo Triennial, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and many other places. DAAR’s members have taught lectured and published internationally. In 2010 DAAR was awarded the Price Claus Prize for Architecture, received Art initiative Grant, and shortlisted for the Chrnikov Prize.

Shooting Israel / 'Sad beauty' - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Jungjin Lee's photo of Midreshet Ben-Gurion reveals her interpretation of the Land of Israel as a metaphor - as something that can be anywhere, she says.

Israeli settlement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An Israeli settlement is a Jewish civilian community built on land that was captured by Israel from Jordan, Egypt, and Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War and is considered occupied territory by the international community.[1] Such settlements currently exist in the West Bank. Israeli neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and communities in the Golan Heights, areas which have been annexed by Israel, are considered settlements by the international community, which does not recognize Israel's annexations of these territories.[2] Settlements also existed in the Sinai and Gaza Strip until Israel evacuated the Sinai settlements following the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace agreement and unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005.

Monitoring Israeli Colonization Activities

Monitoring Israeli Colonizing activities in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza is a joint project between the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) and the Land Research Center (LRC). The project, funded by the European Union, aims at inspecting and scrutinizing Israeli colonizing activities in their different forms in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, and to disseminate the related information to policy makers in the European countries and to the general public. Specifically, the project will be providing accurate updates on the expansion of existing Israeli colonies, associated by-pass roads and land confiscation. It will also provide detailed baseline data related to specific sites where new Israeli colonizing activities are planned or initiated. Methods used to collect data and monitor the colonizing activities will include remote sensing satellite images, field work, aerial photographs, colonies' masterplans, and topographic maps.


This repor t examines the humanitarian impact on Palestinians from the ongoing construction of settlements in the West Bank and other Israeli infrastructure, such as the Barrier and the roads that accompany them. The analysis shows that almost 40% of the West Bank is now taken up by Israeli infrastructure. It also demonstrates how roads linking settlements to Israel, in conjunction with an extensive system of checkpoints and roadblocks, have fragmented Palestinian communities from each other. The deterioration of socio-economic conditions in the West Bank has been detailed in regular OCHA and World Bank repor ts over the last several years. These have underlined the fact that freedom of movement for Palestinians is crucial to improving humanitarian conditions and reviving socio-economic life.

Palestine Monitor Factsheet - Israeli settlements

"Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development [... and] have been established in breach of international law."

OCHA oPt. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The OCHA office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) was established in late 2000. The office was established in response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the West Bank and Gaza caused by military incursions and closures - mobility restrictions imposed on the Palestinian civilians, local and international service providers. OCHA-oPt aims to improve the humanitarian situation by enhancing coordination between agencies to ensure effective distribution of humanitarian assistance. It also enhances coordination and decision making through its dissemination of humanitarian information and analysis of facts.

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