Daily Archives: April 8, 2012

Resistance and Solidarity in Palestinian Graffiti

Palestinians used graffiti for political, social, informative, and aesthetic purposes. On the separation barriers, graffiti was done by Palestinians and internationals in protest of the wall (although much of it was created by the latter). Away from the wall, graffiti … Continue reading

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Graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street

I was particularly struck by this image painted on the wall along Mohamed Mahmoud Street that leads to Tahir Square. The graffiti created in this location has usually been planned out, strategically placed in a high-profile area. Here, the number … Continue reading

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The Syrian Revolution: Beyond what the naked eye can see

Ali Farzat is a Syrian cartoonist, born in 1951, who has earned international recognition for his political cartoons. Farzart has used his cartoons to make strong political criticisms, refusing to give into pressure to limit his criticism of the Syrian … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat

Ali Farzat is a Syrian political cartoonist, whose work gets published both printed in Syria, and more recently also on his own Facebook page. While his relationship with the Syrian regime has been on the brighter side, Farzat’s images are … Continue reading

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Armand Homsi

In addition to Ali Ferzat, there are several other prolific cartoonists in the Middle East.  One such figure is Armand Homsi, a Lebanese cartoonist born in 1966.  He has been published in daily newspapers since 1995.  Many of his works … Continue reading

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Weeds and Roses

This drawing is Ali Farzat’s Cartoon of the Day from October 14, 2011. Ali Farzat is a Syrian political cartoonist who published his work for years and has continued throughout the protests in Syria. The image shows a rose and … Continue reading

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Kharabeesh Cartoons, “Le Journal Du Zaba 001-003″

Kharabeesh cartoons, often referred to, as the Arab version of Jibjab is a Jordanian Company that uses a combination of cartoons, comedy and politics to spread not only laughter but also, an underlying message about current affairs in the Arab … Continue reading

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Children as Contributors to & Subjects in Separation Wall Graffiti – An appeal to an international conscience?

One particular dimension of the graffiti discussed in class, with specific regard to the separation barrier, that stood out to me was the inclusion of children. Whether it was the 12-year-old girl that spray-painted “Children Against the Wall” or Banksy’s … Continue reading

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Ali Farzat Attack and Animated Youtube video

After viewing and discussing many of Ali Farzat’s cartoons, I was inspired to learn more about him. I came across two things that I found very interesting and hoped to discuss as a class. First, I came across an article, … Continue reading

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Zenga Zenga

“Zenga Zenga” is the song and viral YouTube video created by Israeli journalist and musician Noy Alooshe. “Zenga Zenga” parodies the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the song on video were both made before Gaddafi was killed in late 2011 … Continue reading

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