Deep Migron - Migron Amok

Translation/Interpretation/Caption Text: 

Hebrew translation (the text on both posters is identical):

Deep Migron - Migron Amok

If they were residents of Haifa, Beer Sheva or Ashdod they would be in jail. But they are settlers. So shut up, bend down, swallow, you probably know that you want it

Curator's note: These posters employ a play-on-words based on the similarity in the pronunciation of the Hebrew word for "throat" (garon) and the name of a unauthorized Zionist settlement in the West Bank, Migron.



Wednesday, March 14 2012

Last week, +972 Magazine posted an article regarding a campaign by the movement Solidarity against the settlement of Migron, consisting of a couple of posters that included visual and textual images of rape. The campaign was further analyzed in another article, published this week. Although the textual invocations of rape were identical in both posters, the images were different: One poster showed a woman that appears to be under violent assault, while another displayed a jar of vaseline.

Solidarity has since informed +972 Magazine that it never posted the first poster, containing the image of the woman, on its Facebook page or website. According to Solidarity, the poster discussed in the text was a draft that was designed and posted by a graphic designer on his own initiative and was never endorsed by the movement; this is the reason it doesn’t contain Solidarity‘s logo. The second poster was posted on Solidarity‘s official channel for a short while and then removed. Solidarity has since expressed its apologies for those offended by the poster.