Time Out Tel Aviv marks 50 years of occupation with an issue devoted to Palestinians

Source: The Washington Post

By Ruth Eglash

JERUSALEM — An Israeli entertainment magazine usually featuring Tel Aviv’s vibrant arts and culture scene crossed over Israel’s controversial separation barrier this week to shed a spotlight on Palestinian life in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In a rare move, the Israeli-Jewish staff of Time Out Tel Aviv decided to hand over its popular platform to Palestinian writers, bloggers, photographers and artists to fill the weekly edition with detailed stories of how music, art, food, dance, theater and other entertainment enterprises manage to thrive, despite the 50-year-old military occupation of the West Bank.

Relabelled “Time Out Ramallah,” the Nov. 1 edition displays the ominous separation barrier on its cover emblazoned with the question: “What happens behind this wall?”

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