Oops, my bad.
A different Mo—Moses:
The controversial art display at Sapir Academic College in the northern Negev near Sderot, which triggered a protest when it opened to the public last Tuesday, has reached a new low in offending Judaism in the name of “art.”
The offensive artworks notably included hamsa palm-shaped Jewish amulets with “slaughter the Jew,” “in blood and fire we will redeem Palestine,” and “Daesh” – the Arabic abbreviation of Islamic State (ISIS) – written on them. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
In another shocking piece, a video shows apparently a man wearing tefilin (phylacteries) as sandal straps on his feet, along with a tallit (prayer shawl) – embroidered with the blessing said when putting it on – as underwear.
When does killing start? Jews have different ways:
The offensive artwork, along with the other pieces at the exhibit, have led to a string of angry responses on Facebook calling to boycott the exhibit.
Responding to the uproar, Sapir College released a statement reading “in recent months the internet is ablaze with unbridled verbal violence, average citizens don’t refrain from attacking other citizens unknown to them in the name of freedom of speech, and in particular in the name of giving a voice to opinions that aren’t theirs, and this is what the exhibit is about – freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and the power of words to cause a change of consciousness.”
“The artists express their opinions or create works that raise a public conflict and discussion, and in this way the exhibit opens a discussion on not agreeing and presents art from both sides of the barricade,” the statement claimed.
“At Sapir College there is freedom of speech along with a cultivation of pluralism and tolerance, and we expose the department and the students to the array of positions and opinions in the public as part of their education,” it added. “The public is invited to come to the new gallery and to take in the impressive exhibit with their own eyes.”
And the graven images of Mohammed? When can we expect to see that “freedom of thought, freedom of speech”? I’d like to see that “cultivation of pluralism and tolerance” with my “own eyes”.
Frauds. Posers. You pick on Jewish imagery because no Jew will hurt you. That’s not freedom of thought, that’s cowardice. Not quite the same thing