Protest tent. New theme
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President's sukkah (archives)
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Exhibit combines Sukkot, social protest

Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem to display throughout holiday miniature temporary huts dedicated to tent protest. President Peres to host 'green' open house

From tents to sukkot: A new exhibition, which will be held during the intermediary days of Sukkot, combines between the temporary huts used by the people of Israel thousands of years ago and the temporary homes social activists stayed in until recently.


Ahead of the holiday, the Beit Avi Chai cultural center invited the Israeli public to send in tiny models for its "Sukkah Speaks" exhibition. When the miniature sukkot began flowing in, organizers were surprised to see that most of them were dedicated to one issue – the tent protest.


One of the sukkot, for example, has dolls of protest leader Daphni Leef, businesswoman Shari Arison and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sleeping side by side. Another sukkah is made of milk cartons, with a picture of a protest tent on the inside.


The exhibition will be held at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem and admission will be free of charge.


Those interested in combining the exhibition with a meeting with Shimon Peres will be able to stop by the President's Residence, where Peres will be hosting an open house under the banner, "Start Thinking Green."


The event will be held in cooperation with the Environment Protection, Agriculture, Social Services and Science and Technology ministries.


Guests will be invited to tour the residence, visit exhibitions displaying developments in the fields of agriculture and energy, and even pose for photos on magnets containing environmental messages.


In order to enjoy the real attraction, guests will have to look upwards: A 10-meter (394-inch) missile developed by Israel Aerospace Industries will be placed on a crane at the President's Residence plaza.


Itamar Eichner contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 10.13.11, 10:27
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