The 40-year-old man said he considered the artworks to be “idolatrous and contrary to the Torah.”
“You can’t have idols; it’s in the second commandment,” he screamed before being arrested.
The findings constitute pivotal evidence for reconstructing the building methods and mosaic decorations in churches in the late Roman Empire.
It is one of only two Cosmatesque works that are known to exist outside Italy — the other adorning Westminster Abbey.
Videos showed snipers shattering the windows of the mosque’s Qibli prayer hall to point their rifles down at the worshippers.
The large murals by Palestinians and international artists depict the eyes of famous philosophers, activists, and artists.
Maisa Abd Elhadi was featured in Larissa Sansour’s film at the Danish Pavilion in the 2019 Venice Biennale, as well as the Palestinian 2020 Oscar submission Gaza Mon Amour.
The deal struck by the Al Thani Collection with the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem extends financial support in exchange for loans to the foundation.
The museum’s intended sale of 255 items, planned for today at Sotheby’s in London, is postponed to November.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Brian Eno, and Tai Shani are among 60 musicians, artists, writers, and filmmakers who signed a recent open letter condemning an Israeli police raid of three cultural centers.
This first edition of the 15th-century book Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam features the first accurate printed illustrations of Jerusalem and Venice, among other cities.
Finds Gone Astray features 40,000 artifacts confiscated from looters and unauthorized dealers in antiquities over the past 50 years. The protestors demand the immediate removal of the exhibition and the repatriation of the stolen items to the Palestinian Authority.