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.

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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.

Source: https://www.haaretz.com/1.5084534