01.06.2011 28.Ijar, 5771 Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer
Exhibit featuring controversial art opens in Knesset
MK Eldad: Painting strengthens Nakba narrative; Rivlin says newly purchased works of art "display variety in Israeli society."
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin marked the opening on Tuesday of a new art exhibit in the Knesset’s hallways, which sparked debate on its depiction of an Arab family in Jaffa during the pre-state era.
In his remarks at the exhibit’s opening ceremony, Rivlin compared art and politics, saying that in “a sad and parallel process in the current era” the public has lost interest in both topics….