State of Siege. User's Manual by Doron Goldenberg (Paperback)
The second Intifada, which began in September 2000, has marked one of the most tense and painful periods in Israeli history. The television broadcasts are by now familiar. A blown out Israeli bus. Survivors sitting by the roadside. Israeli tanks rolling into dusty Arab villages. The words “cycle of violence,” “terror,” and “retaliation.”
Stay alert. Maybe next time it will be you.
How does it feel to fear that at any time a next bomb could explode alongside you? What is it like to go to school on a bus, hoping it will remain intact for the journey?
State of Siege is a unique, thought-provoking, and artistic critique of the situation in Israel today, conceived and created by the young Israeli artist, Doron Goldenberg, a graduate of the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. Through the use of powerful words and images, Goldenberg captures the psychological impact of living with terror that can’t be broadcast on television.
Paperback, 224 pp