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Museums & Heritage

Cultural divisions deepen in Jerusalem amid Israeli election campaign

Christian institutions are calling attention to their marginalisation in wake of Israel’s focus on Jewish-centric policies

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Israel

Israeli minister seeks budgetary power to control historical narrative

Miri Regev approves of excavations that tell Jewish stories, but not of institutions offering Palestinian perspectives

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Politics

Jerusalem museum director blasts Israel’s nation-state law

Head of Museum for Islamic Art says many in art world are afraid to speak out

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Exhibitions

Israel shuts down exhibition of Israeli flags in Jerusalem

Justice Ministry spokesman says show was shut down for "security reasons"

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Research

Palestinian stories reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

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Politics

Unarmed female photographer hit by Israeli rubber bullet

World Press Photo Award winner was injured on her leg and suffered dizziness from tear gas

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Street art

Where the street artists have no name: Haifa art collective teams up with U2 on music video

Broken Fingaz, who have never revealed their identities, turn more political following the 50th anniversary of Israel’s 1967 war and occupation

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Middle East

Muslim leaders across the Middle East work with Israeli rabbis to keep the peace

Interfaith network says that its efforts are more difficult—and urgent—since President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem’s status

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Unesco

Unesco: the view from Israelis and Palestinians

How disparate approaches to international law play out at the organisation

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West Bank heritage site must be more inclusive, says Israeli high court

The ruling, which stipulates that all histories and religions be taken into account, could be a landmark decision

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Gallery refuses eviction after hosting Israeli veterans’ group

Jerusalem gallery seems to fail culture minister’s “loyalty test”

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Jerusalem gallery faces eviction for hosting Israeli veterans’ group

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Israelis and Palestinians in struggle to save last historic Arab village of Lifta

After surveying the site near Jerusalem, a government agency is now free to redevelop it into a luxury Jewish enclave

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Israel can hide archaeological activity in West Bank, court rules

The decision, which allows secret digs, raises serious questions about transparency

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Artists and museums sue Israel’s ministry of culture

Protests against threats to freedom of speech flared all summer

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Exhibitions

Young Gaza artist Malak Mattar shows in Jerusalem

Self-taught painter aged 16 gets rare travel permit

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Unofficial Iranian art ‘embassy’ to open in Jerusalem

Launch of the performance and exhibition space pushed back to October as more artists joined the project

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Fears for cultural heritage as Israel sells off property

Experts say Palestinian heritage is at risk as ministry makes money from buildings seized from refugees