Occupation Landscape (Palestine Territories)


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I wanted to frame these photographs of occupied Palestinian landscape looking out through glass windows from inside the Rabin Building on the edge of the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The landscape is defined close up by sleek window panes,  and “just over there,” urban blocks, the walls of the separation barrier, minarets, roads, and tawny horizon lines.  The point of shooting these pictures from inside looking outside was to disrupt any notion or illusion of direct or immediate vision. The view of the place can only be framed from an inside, from another place. Someone who knows the landscape could identify the name of the nearby village (?) and which settlements in the distance are Palestinian and which are Israeli, if any. If anyone wants to pitch in, I’ll add the information to this post.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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