Palestine

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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Post image for In Ongoing Palestine-Israel Archeology Politics, the Conflict Over a Cemetery and a Museum

History is compressed in Jerusalem, where settlements go back thousands of years and every step is over layers of archeology. And in a place where land and its ownership is constantly in conflict, especially over who-was-here-first, this archeology has long been embedded with politics, especially in the relationship between Israel and Palestine.

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Post image for Israeli Museum Moves to Protect Art from Escalating Violence

Safeguarding from damage against possible explosions from the ongoing conflict in Gaza, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has removed all of the 100-some works in its exhibition All His Sons: The Brueghel Dynasty and put them in a fortified vault, reports the AP. Jewish News One adds that this is the first time the museum has moved pieces since the Gulf War. Other Israeli art museum are following suit.

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Post image for Admitted to UNESCO Palestinians Reveal World Heritage Wish List

On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of the United States and Israel, allows the Palestinian government to apply for historic monuments and locations to be classified as World Heritage Sites.

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Post image for Cancelled Palestinian Kids’ Art Show Finds New Venue in Oakland

The Palestinian children’s art show that was slated to be exhibited at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, California before it was canceled under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups has found a new home nearby. [Mercury News]

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Post image for Artist Creates Fake Palestinian Passport Stamp

Khaled Jarrar is stamping the passports of tourists arriving at the West Bank with a voluntary entry stamp for Palestine. This isn’t official practice or policy, though. The Palestinian artist is mounting his own form of political protest through a conceptual work of art, seen in a video by NTD TV.

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