At least it is a refreshing change from the normal "wall-ish" look.
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I love it when people do stuff like this.
Awesome. Vandals are everyone's favorite type of criminal because they always have something weird to say.
Awesome stuff. Wish we had move graffiti artists like that in Edmonton.
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It actually looks good,for graffity
Old man: You paint the wall, you
make it look beautiful.
We don't want it to be beautiful, we hate this
wall, go home.
making the wall look beautiful? lol...the irony. the stupidity. Or, you could say a nice sound bite to ridicule palestines, by choosing the most ignorant statement possible. your choice.
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Defacing the illegal Israeli barrier of evil = ridiculing Palestinians
That's pretty cool, it tends to be a bit higher quality than the stuff I've seen on the Berlin Wall. At least he managed to protest the wall in a clever way, rather than the standard rhetoric.
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That is freakin' awsome. I love the ladder he painted on the wall.
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Damn. I wish where I live had artists like that - not just writing their names or a number.
Making a statment through art, this is probably one of the greatest signs I have seen in years about progess in that part of the world, regardless of whether or not I agree with it. That an appeal should be made through the arts instead of through shrapnel is the highest form of civility. Particulary when the appeal is made through such fantastic artwork...
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Well, since it's apparently a british tag artist on a 'holiday' there, some would argue it's a step backwards. External involvement, etc. Not me, I'm just saying someone might.
well technically he was not involved in anything he just defaced some walls and apparently both sides don't want him there...
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
I'd say he's quite involved. The paintings on the wall all have connection to freedom or escaping and how the grass is always greener on the other side, extra fitting in this case since from whatever side you see it, the grass is greener on the israeli side. It is by no means a politically neutral work but that isn't his intention either.
banksy is my hero
Friendly fire isn't.
The grass is greener because the Israeli side functions in a nominally secular way with focus on a certain religion and free capitalistic premises. The reason the investors choose to give money to Israel is because somehow they manage to avoid the corruption which infects even the lowliest of palestinian government positions, which themselves complain don't have enough power (but as we all know, power corrupts thus: more power = more corruption).
At least it was quite good artwork
Haha! This one made my day.
Banksy's great. Always loved graffiti and stencilling. His always makes me smile. Regarding the issue of neither side wanting him there: in a strange way, it doesnt really matter. The issue is so internationalised, that comment upon it is cannot really be restricted purely the immediately involved parties.
Nice art, futile gesture.
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lol. the "reason" the grass is greener is a little more literal than that.
I read the title and was prepared to be enraged about someone defacing the wailing wall.
Maybe that was the intended effect.
Not really.. i just stole the title from the BBC's article. When i hear israeli wall i think of the new one instantly.. didn't even consider the wailing wall, dunno if the BBC did. That one he wouldn't have gotten away with(i think)...
interesting POV, Khet. I'm actually curious about how many people know about the "security fence" being built. Anyone else think the thread's context involved the 'wailing wall' in any shape or form? I certainly didn't.
my only question about the so called security fence is why the Palestinians don't just take their suicide bombs and blow it up and then go through the hole.
Its not that its soem high tech bomb resistant or anything, you can get through if you are really determined, its just that you will give yourself away as an immediate threat to Israel and the choppas will lob a coupla missles at ya (wall has CCTV).
scenario: Palestinians claim they have obtained a nuclear bomb and demands independence and a soverign nation. I think this is much more likely the case should the terrorists get a hold of a weapon than an attack on US soil.
because (a) they're already inside? (b) most suicide bombs go off in the settlements that AREN'T in israel? (c) they're Trikki Ninjas?Originally Posted by Mac_Bug
Like MF already said, they are already on the inside. Also the israelis have plenty of watchtowers along the wall so trying to enforce it will most likely get you shot. Seeing as how the palestinians are very much a part of society in the israeli state the wall in it self seems all the more unnecessary.. i don't know how it will really prevent any determind terrorist group from striking.. if anything(to connect to the thread topic) our dear Banksy shows it's futility...
This reminds me of those chalk drawings that mess around with perspective and look uber-real. You know the ones I'm talking about?
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