The Occupation as Represented in the Arts in Israel

Dan Urian

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862184
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979950 | DOI:

Series: Series in Political Psychology

The Occupation as Represented in the Arts in Israel

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The chapter reveals how Israeli artists since the early 1980s have introduced into their works the problem of the divided reality and the need for a critical examination of the Zionist ideology that created the State of Israel. The first and second intifada exposed the nationalist roots of the dispute and reinforced among the artists and their audiences, as seen in many works, an awareness of the harm done by the occupation – to both the Israeli Jews and the Palestinians. The art provides a bleak exposure of the occupation that no longer allows it to be disregarded, and demands a solution.

Keywords: Occupation; Israel; Culture; Art; Theatre; Films; Literature; Zionism

Chapter.  14347 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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