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Controversies

Embroiled in Palestine row, artist Zineb Sedira says she will not stand down as France’s representative at 2021 Venice Biennale

Pro-Israel arts group protested to French culture ministry about her appointment

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Restitution

How a Nazi-looted painting entered an Israeli museum

Tel Aviv Museum of Art reveals surprising provenance of 19th-century work by Jozef Israëls, which will be restituted to Jewish owner’s heirs in October

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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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Protest

Hundreds of Christians protest against McJesus sculpture at Haifa Museum of Art in Israel

Finnish artist Jani Leinonen has asked museum to remove the work—with no response

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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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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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Middle East

Artists sign letter in support of Lorde's decision to cancel gig in Israel

Shepard Fairey, Peter Kennard and Emily Young among those who back singer after she was branded an anti-semitic bigot in a full-page advert in the Washington Post