Struggling to Share the Promised Land by David Lurie
Saturday 7 July to Sunday 2 September
Photographs by David Lurie, text by Dilip Hiro
Despite political Zionism's realisation of the Jewish state, Jews in Israel today are deeply divided. In turn, these divisions have hampered Israel's progress towards reaching final peace settlements in exchange for occupied land with Palestinians as well as with Syria and Lebanon. Thus the goal of acceptance as a legitimate political entity in the Middle East still eludes Israel.
Photographed over a five year period, the exhibition takes us through the earlier uneasy co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories; the ongoing conflict leading to the collapse of the peace process, even handedly documenting the powerful and incompatible forces at work.
The exhibition is in 2 parts; a set of images which have been digitally printed, as well as an audio-visual installation from the CD ROM project entitled, The State of Zionism Today, to be published by Jumpstart Productions, London.