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The Writing Is On The Apartheid Wall

Thank you to the Palestinian-Dutch group Send-A-Message for helping to deliver one of the most memorable acts of symbolic dissent to engage in.

See also: More guerilla graffiti in the Holy Land: Israel’s apartheid barrier as a canvas

Also check out Ten Percent’s message on the wall.

Along with Banksy, we hope this illegal wall upon which this graffiti is written becomes rubble soon.

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9 comments on “The Writing Is On The Apartheid Wall

  1. irmgardartig
    10 February, 2008

    Bansky on the Wall of course is attracting the media, and there are others that leave their messages on that same concrete, so they will be seen and spread too.
    Also look at http://www.nurart.org

  2. Ann El Khoury
    10 February, 2008

    Thanks for the link and its a great site. I too was inspired by Banksy from that video clip. Check out the first video in this post as well, if you haven’t already.

    cheers
    Ann

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  4. Emmanuel
    10 February, 2008

    Would you support (or not be opposed to) a wall/fence along the green line?

  5. Kilroy
    10 February, 2008

    Emmanuel – would you support transparent public title searches of property deeds at the Jewish National Fund?

    Would you provide legal process by which JNF “deeds” could be contested?

    Would you allow title searches prior to 1948?

    All those questions would have to be answered definitively before your question could be answered intelligently.

    The only way that Israel might find peace permanently is through restitution and compensation and reconciliation.

    Israel needs to acknowledge the lives that were destroyed the property was originally expropriated. Then it needs to provide for the right of return for everyone of the displaced people.

    If Israel would do that there wouldn’t be any need for a wall, because justice is the prerequisite for peace.

    The short answer is “no.” No one is allowed to keep stolen property even if they are Jewish.

  6. Emmanuel
    13 February, 2008

    Kilroy: Compensation yes, right of return no. Ain’t gonna happen.

    By the way, no offense, but I didn’t mean this as a question for everybody – I’m interested to know Anne’s position on the matter of a wall or fence along the green line (the 1948-1967 border).

  7. Kilroy
    14 February, 2008

    ‘S okay, Mate. I wasn’t talking to you either. I was diagramming your reasoning for the audience.

    So you’ll have the Play Dumb and the Hit & Run with a side of Avoidance and Selectivity. Is that right?

    Yo, Sam! We need a Smash ‘N Grab and a Di Di Mau. Make it Kosher.

  8. Ann
    14 February, 2008

    Hi Emmanuel,

    As pointed out in this video (and other references), some of the wall is not in fact along the Green Line so the question is hypothetical to a large degree. Since the wall can not be divorced from larger issues that include agricultural resources and continued illegal settlements, yes I oppose the wall and support much of the position Kilroy has incisively articulated.

  9. Emmanuel
    15 February, 2008

    Ann, the question is hypothetical right now. I wasn’t claiming the wall has been built along the green line.

    Kilroy: I guess you expected a more detailed response. As I said, I support compensating refugees. Determining the compensation would definitely require checking who owned property and lands prior to 1948 in what is now Israel.

    You can look for Ann’s post about the right of return from last year to see my views on the return of Palestinian refugees. We had a very long discussion about it.

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This entry was posted on 8 February, 2008 by in Activism, Apartheid, Images, International Law, Israel, Israel Watch, Palestine, Palestine Peace and tagged , , .

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