Israel Culture Ministry offers prize for ‚Zionist-oriented‘ art

06.10.2011                      08.Tischrei. 5772

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Israel Culture Ministry offers prize for 'Zionist-oriented' art

NIS 50,000 prize intended to 'reflect Zionist values and history,' following a storm over boycotting the cultural center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

A codex for a new prize to be awarded for "Zionist-oriented" art was issued Wednesday, to ensure only those whose work fulfills the correct political criteria may qualify for it.
Culture Minister Limor Livnat recently introduced the NIS 50,000 prize, intended to "reflect Zionist values and history," following a storm over boycotting the cultural center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel….