It’s an article of 2008, published on http://www.cultcase.com, but it represent a perfect example of street art used as a tool of cultural understanding in a hot area of the world: the separation wall between Israel and Palestine in the West Bank.
“It appears that the paintings of world’s hottest British art star Banksy on the Palestinian side of the separation wall in the West Bank in summer 2005 were just the tip of the iceberg. Street art and graffiti scenes gain strong International momentum in Israel recently. Much of this trend is attributed to talented immigrants from former U.S.S.R. countries while there are also many active street artists in Israel who immigrated from European countries and North America…” (see more pictures)
More about street art in Palestine:
- The other side: Street art, Palestine (olahadasha.typepad.com)
- I saw Palestine: street art and posters in Palestine (heike-hahn.de)