Graffiti Statements

January 31, 2008 - 3:45 PM by

This Arabic with Hebrew translation graffiti put up in Tel Aviv’s port city Jaffa by a group of Israeli artists is, according to blogger Ola Hadasha, raising eyebrows.

Graffitti in Yefet St, Jaffa, by art group Parhessia (Aramaic for ‘public space’). The text reads: tiredness, freedom, justice, sealed – in Arabic, with transliteration and translation into Hebrew beneath

Parhessia … is raising something of a stir in Israel. It was founded two years ago by Israeli writers, artists and teachers with the objective of establishing a new language for the Israeli public sector, throwing a critical light on the ethnic, religious and social complexity of the country’s society.’


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