Art at Banksy’s Bethlehem Hotel gives lie to media claim he merely seeks ‘dialogue’

UK Media Watch

The British performance artist known as Banksy has pulled off quite a feat – managing to lure dozens of journalists to Bethlehem to cover his latest work of agitprop, a “hotel” next to Israel’s security barrier called “The Walled Off Hotel.

The planned opening of the nine-room guesthouse/exhibit, decorated with depictions of the conflict, was covered by TheGuardian, Times of London, The Telegraph, The Independent, Financial TimesDaily Mail, Daily Mirror, The SunThe Herald, Irish TimesSky NewsChannel 4 News, ITV News and BBC.

The Guardian, March 3.

Though the Guardian and other British media outlets have reported that the hotel – “overlooking the worst view in the world” – will host Palestinian exhibitions designed by Banksy to “promote dialogue”, even a cursory review indicates that this is clearly untrue…

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