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A brief history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 21, 2016

From Vox, a history of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. More here.

We Work Remotely

The Face2Face Project takes similar photographs

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 09, 2007

The Face2Face Project takes similar photographs of Palestinians and Israelis and displays them together in pairs. “After a week [in Israel and Palestine], we had a conclusion with the same words: these people look the same; they speak almost the same language, like twin brothers raised in different families. It’s obvious, but they don’t see that. We must put them face to face. They will realize.” (via 3qd)

Gallery of work by guerilla artist Banksy

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 05, 2005

Gallery of work by guerilla artist Banksy from the West Bank barrier in the Palestinian territories. “An old Palestinian man said his painting made the wall look beautiful. Banksy thanked him, only to be told: ‘We don’t want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall. Go home.’”