Bansky accused of antisemitism with Israeli watchtower graffiti
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Bansky accused of antisemitism with Israeli watchtower graffiti

Israeli art collector and British activists accuse him of Jew-hate and promoting the perpetuation of 'old tropes'

Bansky faced criticism this week over his latest artwork – a satirical poster depicting children using an Israeli watchtower as a fun ride with the slogan the slogan “Visit historic” above the line: “The Israeli army liked it so much they never left!”

Israeli art collector Batia Ofer took to social media to accuse the celebrated street artist of antisemitism, while Alan Mendoza, of the Henry Jackson Society, said: “Artistic expression cannot provide cover for the perpetuation of old tropes.

The art community should take note that a prominent collector like Batia Ofer is taking a stand against an activist artist like Banksy on antisemitism.”

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