Hypocrisy Week

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Curator's note: This poster is a remix of an original poster by Carlos Latuff, "Israeli Apartheid Week", which may be viewed here.


From Ha'aretz - Published 03:07 06.03.09:

Israelis fight fire with fire over Apartheid Week

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Inspired by a controversial "Israeli Apartheid Week" poster, two local artists released a spoof they dubbed "Hypocrisy Week." The original Canadian poster was an advertisement for an annual series of anti-Israel events held on campuses around the world.

It shows a gunship bearing the word "Israel" firing at a kaffiyeh-clad boy holding a teddy bear. The poster was banned from two Ottawa universities over complaints that it displayed Israelis as child-killers.

The spoof shows the same boy being used as a shield by militants launching rockets at Israel, while journalists film the boy. It was created by Australia-born David Guy, 54, from Rehovot, and his son's best friend, 23-year-old Guy Gurfinkel from Shoham, who will begin studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts next year. "I've arranged the pieces, but Gurfinkel's the real artist," David Guy told Haaretz.