Cultural Expressions in Jerusalem’s Graffiti

Hello, my name is Charlie Miller and I am currently a freshman at the College. I hope to major in Chemistry, with a minor in Judaic Studies, though that may change to a Religious Studies double major. In many cities with distinct factions of differing religion or race, people use street art to communicate powerful political and social sentiments. An excellent example of this is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where murals spread throughout the Protestant and Catholic areas depict perennial political tensions. I hope to investigate similar phenomena in Israel, where there is not only a division of religions, but also violence and racial conflict stemming from the recently heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine. 

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