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Over 150 literary figures are calling for the release of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who since last year has faced charges in Israel for sharing her poetry on Facebook and on YouTube.

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Post image for Israeli Artist Wants His Historic Knesset Sculpture Removed in Protest

TEL AVIV-JAFFA — Israeli artist Dani Karavan, known for his site-specific sculptures in Israel and Europe, requested on Wednesday that the relief on the wall of the Knesset Plenum Hall that he completed in 1966 be taken down in light of the Israeli government’s conduct.

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Post image for The Ineffectiveness of Words and Other Boundaries

The recently closed exhibition by Shimon Attie at Jack Shainman gallery is the documentation of a peculiar work made two years ago and installed in contested locations in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

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Post image for A Photo Exhibition About Israel and the West Bank that Chooses Sides

On the heels of last Saturday’s protest at the Brooklyn Museum, a more careful examination of one of the two exhibitions targeted by the protesters is in order.

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In Brief

1,700-Year-Old Mosaic Unearthed in Israel

by Claire Voon on November 17, 2015

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Israel Antiquities Authority yesterday unveiled a large, 1,700-year-old mosaic floor featuring intricate patterns and images of animals, uncovered in the city of Lod, about nine miles southeast of Tel Aviv.

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Post image for Two Artists Confront the Politics and Prejudice of Mourning in Israel

Earlier this month, artist Romy Achituv and writer Illana Sichel responded to the recent bouts of violence against Jewish Israelis and West Bank Palestinians with a poster project that uses a stark Israeli graphic language of mourning.

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Post image for Artists Launch “Letter for Palestine” Campaign at Venice Biennale

On Sunday, artists participating in and attending the 2015 Venice Biennale launched a campaign titled “Artists’ Letter for Palestine.”

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Post image for Palestinian Artist’s Rainbow Mural on the West Bank Wall Has Unintended Consequences

Artist Khaled Jarrar is no stranger to controversy.

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Post image for Israel Criticizes Swiss Support of Photo Exhibit About Palestine

The Israeli government is coming down hard on a photography exhibition in Switzerland that features images of daily life in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.

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Editor’s note: The article was written by Omar Barghouti, who is a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). PACBI is a member of The Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Campaign National Committee (BNC). This article is the fourth in a continuing series exploring BDS and its connection to the art world.

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