Val Kerry, 8th June 2011
As someone who is completely detached from Palestine and Israel via historical, family or geographical background I am still baffled by the bully tactics by some Jewish Israeli citizens who appear to always refer everyone back to the equally disgusting treatment of their own proud and notably cultural people during the unforgivable crimes of the Holocaust. Why then do they proceed to treat another culturally rich and proud people who are as human as they who also deserve respect and dignity in such an appalling way? I would have thought they would have been a beacon of justice and fairness to the rest of us and lead the way in human rights. I originally produced this graphic illustration as part of a series of work to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the declaration of human rights by using layers of past and present. The past is represented by a photograph of Auschwitz which has been overlayed onto the separation wall at Abu Dis in the hope that someone will see it in order to raise serious questions about what Israel are doing to Palestine. By creating huge guarded walls they are in effect creating a larger Auschwitz with ghetto style sanctions on limitations to hospitals and freedom of movement. We see in the West what is happening and it is not acceptable on any level.
This photo can be also viewed on Flickr here
ARTICLE 13 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 13:
 Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.
 Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
These images of the Abu Dis Wall and the barbed wire at Auschwitz have been over layed to illustrate ‘Old Walls, New Walls, keeping out, keeping in’
Kashfi Halford kindly allowed me the right to use his image of ‘The Wall at Abu Dis; East Jerusalem.
The original photograph can be viewed on his wonderful flickr photostream at Kashklick. Also please visit his amazing website at www.kashfihalford.com
The 2nd overlayered image has been taken from: