Celebrating diversity over divisiveness

ByEYAL SHER
May 18, 2017 18:11

In Jerusalem, art has a crucial role to play in creating a city that embraces pluralism and fights intolerance

Jerusalem Street art

Street art on Yoel Moshe Salomon Street in the center of Jerusalem. (photo credit:MEITAL SHARABI)

IN THE polarized atmosphere of present-day Israel, art and culture have become the focal point of a heated debate, a battleground of clashing political ideologies, social inequity and economic disparity.

The battle is raising acute questions of freedom of artistic expressions, its limits, its critical role in maintaining our democratic values, the legal intricacies related to its rapport with public funding, and more.

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