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street art & photography

Was it you?

Cooped up in my office tower these last months, I’ve missed wandering the streets and stumbling upon Israeli/Jerusalem street art/graffiti. And for a while now, I too have been wondering: Who moved my chair?

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Street art sadness.

Getting out more means seeing more. And remembering more, since the streets of Jerusalem tend to be fairly expressive. Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, spotted yesterday on Emek Refaim. Paint reads: please save me. Shouldn’t he be out of uniform by now?

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Tibet is Jerusalem street art? Really?

Hmm. I don’t know about that. I realize many secular post-army Israelis like to travel across the Far East, but comparing Israel to Tibet is a bit far off… Even politically.

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Trogdor, the Jerusalem Burninator!

Now, I know there are a ton of Anglos in Jerusalem… and lots of street artists… but I never expected to walk through the center of Katamon and find this: I was following Homestar Runner back in college. The SB email in which Trogdor the Burninator was born is a classic… Which is why worlds […]

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politika street art & photography

Brothers, sons, teachers, students.

Not quite street art, but temporarily tonight Keren HaYessod street was painted with the anger and frustration of local teachers: The sign reads: “Brother, brother! Your son is my student!” Sometimes, this country seems like one big block party where literally everyone is separated by a few degrees. In this case, the holders of the […]

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Serious message from the streets of Jerusalem…

A serious message from the streets of Jerusalem: The Hebrew alphabet is written out with every third letter underlined and the message below is “One out of three women are raped…” Eerie in any language.

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It's also how babies are made.

A friend of my husband comes to Israel every once in a while and takes pleasure in his hobby of street arting Jerusalem. He comes equipped with a message and a talent. Thankfully, he also has a sense of humor: The Hebrew reads: “HaNitzachon HaAmiti” or, “The true victory” and the graphic is… well, you […]

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Die lucky bush.

This one had us laughing when we realized what it meant: I’m not going to give it away… Read it really fast… And think in Hebrew. Don’t get it? Here it is in literal English: “Enough of the conquering.” A highly political message, but well done.

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Soldiers are not cookies!

The first time I saw this one, it was Cookie Monster that caught my eye, of course. But the phrasing below His Munchiness is anything but yummy:  “Soldiers are not cookies.” No, they are not. You can’t consume your own 18-21 year-old population like Cookie Monster devours his cookies. They are also not trash, that […]