The Palestinian Museum is launching a new project in honor of Pope Francis’s trip to Palestine. Banners combining recent media photographs of the Palestinian landscape and its people with Western baroque paintings of biblical scenes will decorate Manger Square in Bethlehem, highlighting the tension between the popular image of the Holy Land and Palestine’s ongoing history of suffering under occupation and oppression. ( see source for details : The Palestinian museum page)
Palestinian boys rally next to Israel’s Apartheid Wall near the Palestinian town of Bethlehem ahead of the 66th anniversary of Al-Nakba, May 14, 2014. Palestinians will commemorate Nakba Day on May 15 which marks the beginning of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine when over 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes in the build up to the founding of Israel in 1948.