Title: Children Are A JoyInspiration:
In 2002 the mandate for the National Council of Demographics was renewed, with a stated goal of providing recommendations to assure the preservation of a Jewish majority in Israel – largely by encouraging women to have more children. Shlomo Benizri (Shas), then Minister of Social Affairs, declared that “the fear of losing Israel’s unique character obligates us to take action so as not to become a minority in our own country within a decade or two.”
______________________This [series] is my senior project in visual communication studies in Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) instructed by Judith Asher.
This project criticizes my country's current government's anti-democratic direction in the past two years. It is a series of illustrations that show an apocalyptic future scenario, in order to provoke and raise questions among Israelis about the direction the country is going. The text under each drawing is an example of something that has happened recently, that demonstrates the project's message.Sivan Hurwitz
The man in the background, sitting under the closed circuit camera, is reading the right-wing, pro-Netanyahu newspaper Yisrael Hayom (Israel Today). The headline is, “Anti-abortion law passed its third reading [in the Knesset].”