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The political situation, sprayed on Tel Aviv's walls

Now, more than ever, political situation and security concerns in Israel are being reflected in graffiti found throughout city.

A random walk in the Tel Aviv streets of fall 2015 will almost inevitably lead you to encounter their colorful graffiti. Some would call it decorative, some would say it's vandalism, but street art has been getting increasingly meaningful.

 

 

Street artists, just like all Israelis, are affected by security concerns. Aside from showing increasing levels of creativity in their work, artists have been expressing sharp, witty political messages. Tour guide Niro Taub of the Niro Trip company takes people on special tours, showing them the White City's best street art.

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip

 

"Tel Aviv invites many different opinions, as a city that's much more open than others," says Taub. "Tel Aviv has work which, if were created in Jerusalem, would quickly be covered up, because they offend certain audiences."

 

Jews and Arabs - of course! They're enemie (Photo: Niro Trip)
Jews and Arabs - of course! They're enemie (Photo: Niro Trip)

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip

  

 

Occupation = Terrorism (Photo: Niro Trip)
Occupation = Terrorism (Photo: Niro Trip)

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip
 

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip

 

 

Before... (Photo: Niro Trip)
Before... (Photo: Niro Trip)

 

And after (Photo: Niro Trip)
And after (Photo: Niro Trip)

 

Photo: Niro Trip
Photo: Niro Trip

 

Amit Cotler and Alexandra Lukash contributed to this report.

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.30.15, 11:45
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