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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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Post image for The Story of an American Artist Who Was Denied Entry into Israel

Last week, Brooklyn-based graphic designer, curator, and artist Laura Arena was denied entry into Israel in an experience she is still trying to understand.

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Some 1,000 British artists have signed on to a cultural boycott of Israel, pledging their “support [for] the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”

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A Report on the Cultural Boycott of Israel

by Chen Tamir on February 3, 2015

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Editor’s note: For roughly three years, Hyperallergic has been covering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and how it manifests in the art world, including recently during the 31st São Paulo Biennial. The following report outlines recent developments in regards to BDS and the positions of various art-related entities.

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Post image for Israel Indicts Palestinians for Antiquities Looting

Six Palestinians were indicted in an Israeli court with illegal digging for antiquities on December 7, Haaretz reported.

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