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SodaStream, a cautionary tale for Palestinians seeking jobs

Jobless and Desperate Palestinians
by Clifford May
October 28, 2015

A few years ago, Daniel Birnbaum, an Israeli businessman, had an odd idea: “I decided I wanted to employ Palestinians.” So he took over a factory on the West Bank — where unemployment runs about 30% — and he hired more than 500 Palestinians. 65 more words

Israel & Middle East

Epic House Testimony – BDS in business of “Manipulation, Violence and Destruction”

by William A. Jacobson, Esq
July 29, 2015

SodaStream CEO: BDS is “an anti-Semitic Israel-hating organization that is using the Palestinians as a proxy” 143 more words

Israel & Middle East

African Artists “Making Worlds”

Thoughts on the African presence at the 53rd Venice Biennale

“Perhaps new worlds emerge where worlds meet.”
Daniel Birnbaum

When questioned by Frieze website Editor Sam Thorne about “the controversy surrounding the African Pavilion in 2007”, Daniel Birnbaum, Artistic Director of the 53rd Venice Biennale, stated that he would be “working with artists from African nations, as well as elsewhere, but… not call certain sections ‘pavilions’”. 1,779 more words



Teaching art is complicated, and, quite frankly, it is debatable if art can be taught.  So, if art “cannot be taught”, what should we be doing to make students’ time in the classroom valuable? 271 more words


Wall Street: tonfo per SodaStream (-20,5%), deludono le stime di vendita

Wall Street e’ tutt’altro che frizzante per SodaStream. L’azienda israeliana di gasatori d’acqua e’ in picchiata di quasi il 20,5% sul Nasdaq, con azioni a poco meno di 22 dollari. 173 more words

What is the connection between SodaStream and Gaza?

Guest writer: Jacob Udell

A few months ago, during the days when the occupation seemed somehow more mundane, back when over 100 senseless deaths in the span of 24 hours would have felt unexpected, … 754 more words

Reflections & Analyses

Paul Chan in Chan Wonderland

Paul Chan, a New York-based artist born in Hong Kong, has been invited by Schaulager in Basel to transform the Herzog & de Meuron building into a pathway for his own fantasies. 1,677 more words

Art Expos