(Democracy) Red Line (Jerusalem)

Artist-activists draw a red line in Jerusalem connecting the Russian Compoun and the Supreme Court

The organizer released this startement in Hebrew which I google-translated:

A red and pink stripe will be painted along the way, marking the inseparable connection between an independent judicial system and freedom of expression and creativity, leisure, culture and sports… History shows that the destruction of democratic institutions inevitably leads to persecution, silencing and censorship of art, culture and creativity.

The image of a bright red line intersecting the city speaks more powerfully than words, not just about these inseparable connections but about the sharp red lines upon which democracy depends and which cannot be crossed.

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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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