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  • Retro avant-garde

    “The is a curious thing about anti-Semitism is that anti-Semitism is like alcoholism. You can go for 25 years without a drink, but if things go bad and you find yourself with vodka in your hand, you can’t get rid of it”.1 “Retro avant-garde” a term contrived by Neue Slowenische Kunst, is based on the […]

  • Similarity in mind, culture, common history and unity of fate

    I am the last Jewish Intellectual; you don’t know anyone else like this… the only true follower of Adorno. Let me put it this way: I am a Jewish Palestinian.” Edward Said1 When talking about a nation state, it’s important to define what a nation is and also to address nationalism. We cannot deny the […]

  • Convince the citizens, Get support

    Convince the citizens of Germany, the European Union, the world’s Jewish communities and the international community to support the founding of the state When you create political art, it has to be part of a political culture. It never stands alone. You don’t just wake up in the morning and decide, oh I am against […]

  • Tools of political campaigning and activism

    xx Wanting to highlight his critique of Israel as a militaristic society with no place for art and culture, artist Tal Adler created “Pettek”. With other artists and activists he wished to register Pettek as a real party in Israeli politics and run for the parliament – the Knesset, in the elections. His intention was […]

  • Utilize the autonomy of art and its institutions

    xx Political acts are tolerated more if they are executed under the autonomy of art. Art is very confusing for the authorities and therefore it is left alone. If you are out on the street and would decide for example to burn a trash can, and would stand around and then the police would come […]

  • German Guilt

    At a conversation with, what he called, German “agitators of peace and reconciliation”, Israeli writer a young German woman asked Amos Oz if he thinks that the German people are responsible in a certain way for the tragedy of the Palestinians? “You are right” Oz answered, “if the previous generation of Germans were less careless […]

  • Artists, Writers and Musicians

    What do they have to say? One of the biggest inspirations for the Medinat Weimar is the video Mary Koszmary (Nightmare) by Israeli artist Yael Bartana. The video starts with the sounds of the Polish national anthem, and a young man in a suit strides into the huge, empty stadium in Warsaw. “Jews! Fellow Countrymen! […]

  • But the situation of the Jews has never been better!

    well… Most of the proposals for a Jewish home specifically sought a state where Jews would not be afraid of anti-Semitic attacks, could live in peace and dignity as well thrive as a nation and express their identity with pride. Israel is now celebrating sixty with a successful economy, liberal parliamentary democracy, thriving Hebrew culture, […]

  • Other Jewish State Projects

    “The Promised Land, nobody imagined to seek it where it really is, inside our selves … The Promised Land exists wherever we carry it… The Promised Land, where we can have hooked noses, black or red beards, and bow legs, without being despised for it; where we can live at last as free men on […]

  • Splitting the Tribe

    “And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: ‘We came to thy brother Esau, and moreover he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.’ Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. And he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two camps. […]

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