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Hundreds of Arab Christians demonstrated at the museum last week to call for the sculpture's removal, the Times of Israel and Associated Press reported. According to the AP, police said protesters threw a firebomb at the museum and stones that wounded three police officers. Police used tear gas and stun grenades in response, per the AP.

According to the Guardian,Arab Christians only account for 2 percent of Israel's population.

Museum director Nissim Tal told the AP that the backlash surprised him given that the exhibit had been on display for months. The work's loan began in June, per the agreement Kalisch Rotem tweeted.

The museum's website says the exhibit, called "Sacred Goods," "focuses on the responses of contemporary artists to issues of religion and faith in the contemporary global reality, which is dominated by the consumer culture."

The museum described Leinonen's work and others in the exhibit as "subversive" and "provocative works that address the collaboration between religious systems and the consumer culture."

The artist told the Jerusalem Post earlier this week that he didn't intend for the sculpture to be shown in Haifa.

The protests "came to me as an upsetting surprise, particularly because my work is in the exhibition against my wishes," Leinonen told the newspaper.

Leinonen also said that he had asked the museum to remove the work and that he supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement – aimed at pressuring Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories.

Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev had also called for the work's removal, but the museum had resisted, citing freedom of expression.

"Without any connection, we believe in freedom of speech as a cornerstone of democracy," Kalisch Rotem tweeted, according to the Times of Israel's translation. "We regret the distress experienced by the Christian community in Haifa, and the physical injury and violence that followed. We thank the heads of the Christian churches and priests in Haifa for the dialogue and desire to bridge, the effort to reach a solution, and to prevent violence."







I just realized that:

Since this McJesus controversy is used as a distraction to "slide" the real news in Israel, and Leinonen supports BDS, that makes him IRL anti-slide activist whose "art" has been co-opted by the Israeli government to divert the public view from their anti-Palestinian agenda.

Good stuff not really, this is nothing new, and shit like this bores me to death, so I'm going to try to make it more interesting. Just think about the power dynamics here: Government supported museum has a shitty as fuck "modern and progressive" art exhibition, and a bunch of Arab Christians are agitated by somebody to attack the museum. Literally no one should give a shit about this.

You can tell how fucking outdated and cringe-worthy the exhibition is just by this one piece. Seriously it's like the late 90's wannabe hippies boycotting the fast food industry again - fucking embarrassing.

And the outraged Arab Christians are a huge group indeed. The most, about 150 000 of them, live in northern parts of Israel, so there are probably about 200-1000 of them living in the area. Mysteriously, just looking at the demographics, it seems that most of these "Arab Christians" actually probably identify as Palestinians.There is so much wrong with this whole thing. Jesus Mac fucking Christ, it's still boring.



>Christians only account for 2 percent of Israel's population

Good to see israel embracing diversity and respecting minorities. Church on the temple mount when?




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Bump for more exposure for these subhuman communists.


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Can McJesus turn water into soda?

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