THE NEW YORK TIMES: On a Mission Within Earshot of a War, Armed With Paint

November 14, 2013 – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“That’s what graffiti artists do, they write their names,” explained Craig Dershowitz, the founder of Artists 4 Israel, whose copious tattoos include one of the ardent Zionist Zeev Jabotinsky. “The statement is simply: We’re here. If it’s a no man’s land for everyone else, then we might as well claim it for art.”
Artists 4 Israel previously painted bomb shelters in the Israeli border town of Sderot, a frequent target of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, and last year caught flak for a West Village mural about gay rights in the Middle East. The group promoted the Golan tour as its “most dangerous mission yet.”



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