“The power of the word” shows art work in which is displayed the writing, “Itbach el Yahud” “Daa”s” (Meaning ISIS), and “In blood and fire we will redeem Palestine.”
This week’ at Sapir College, they are presenting the exhibition “The Power of the Word” which, according to the college’s definition on its Facebook page: “Is attempting to bring and express in art form the actual civil conflicts that have received forms and new faces in the recent months.”
In the framework of the exhibition, there is a display of the work of the artist David Reev and it exhibits three hamsas (“Latifa’s hands”) on them are embedded the captions: “Daa”s” (ISIS), “Itbach el Yahud” and “With blood and fire we will redeem Palestine.”
Attorney Avital Tzhor approached the college President Prof. Omri Yadlin demanding that the exhibits are removed from the exhibition stating: “These type of expressions are not within the legitimate artistic or political conversation of the state of Israel, and they constitute direct contribution to the increasing radicalization and incitement against Jews and Israel processes, while legitimizing terrorism and calls for racism.”
Furthermore, attorney Tzhor noted that, “As an Israeli academic institution that is awarded funding from the state, the Sapir College must not give a platform to racist and terror supporting expressions, disguised as a legitimate artistic exhibit.”
Subsequently, attorney Tzhor approached the prime minister and the acting finance minister demanding to activate a Provision of Section 3(b) of the Foundations of the Budget and reduce the budgets transferred to the college, because it provides support for incitement to racism, for violence and terrorism and also for the support of armed struggle, or acts of terrorism by an enemy state.
The exhibition “Itbach el Yahud” “violates the freedom of expression,” the students of Sapir College say. I think it gives a seal to Arab-Muslim terrorism.
Students at Sapir College say: “A strike in the name of freedom of expression.” I propose they move to Gaza, or join ISIS but the exhibitors of this exhibition have no room in Israel!
The Sapir College student association claims that the provocative exhibition may violate relations between Arab and Jewish students in the institution’s fabric. “The words represent the discourse in the Middle East.” Does the fabric of relations between Arab and Jewish students at the institution depend on the delivery to the home service of terrorists and their supporters? If so, shame on the college. Remove all those involved in this exhibit, let them go to study in Gaza or Ramallah!
The hamsa exhibit on which is inscribed Itbach el Yahud was stolen and in my opinion it is good it was stolen. Here is why and who is behind the “theft”:
The hamsa on it inscribed the caption: Iitbach el Yahud was not stolen, rather simply someone removed it from the wall and tore it into small parts to stop the incitement in public against the Jewish people.
This is Unbelievable!
Jews, in their Jewish sovereign state of Israel, in an academic institution that is supported by the state, by all taxpayers’ funds, are being brainwashed in favor of the incitement, violence, and murder, almost daily, against them.
The students are going head down in an Israeli college that has become the homeowners’ association of terror and does not serve as a home for progress, education and peace.
And there are no reactions, there is no heroism and no tiny bit of self-respect and clear and strong dissent that in the Jewish state this will not happen. Defending Israel does not end as soon as one ends his or her military draft service.
Then again, the hamsa was not stolen. It was taken down from the wall, with pride, and was thrown under the chair in the room adjacent to the exhibition hall and there is its place, with head down, under the chair!
Lexicon has a meaning, lexicon can kill, words can kill.