Israeli West Bank barrier  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



The Israeli West Bank barrier is a separation barrier (see "Names of the barrier") being constructed by the State of Israel along and within the West Bank. Upon completion, the barrier’s total length will be approximately Template:Convert (twice the length of the 1949 Armistice Line (Green Line) between the West Bank and Israel).


The wall has been used as a canvas for many paintings and writings. It has been called "the largest protest banner in the world". Some of these (but not all) have been removed by the Israelis, and sometimes by people on the Palestinian side. The British photojournalist William Parry has recently published a book entitled "Against the Wall" [1]

Graffiti on the Palestinian side of the wall has been one of many forms of protest against its existence, demanding an end to the barrier, or criticizing its builders and its existence ('Welcome to the Ghetto-Abu Dis'). In August 2005, the U.K. graffiti artist Banksy painted nine images on the Palestinian side of the barrier. He describes the barrier as "the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers", and returned in December 2007 with new images for "Santa's ghetto" in Bethlehem. The Times headlined the graffiti project "Let Us Spray". On June 21, 2006, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters wrote "Tear down the wall" on the wall, a phrase from the Pink Floyd album The Wall.

See also

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Israeli West Bank barrier" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools