Protest sculp­ture at Habimah in Tel Aviv slams Ne­tanyahu

Sub­ma­rine-like art­work in pub­lic square slams prime min­is­ter for lead­ing the coun­try poorly

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By HAGAY HACOHEN

A sub­ma­rine-like sculp­ture with a sign stat­ing that “with Bibi [Ne­tanyahu] the coun­try goes un­der” was placed in Habimah Square in Tel Aviv on Satur­day morn­ing.

At the bot­tom of the sign was writ­ten, “The Zion­ist Union, led by Avi Gab­bay.”

Sev­eral top govern­ment of­fi­cials, in­cluded Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu’s cousin and for­mer close per­sonal lawyer, David Shim­ron, were re­cently charged with bribery and fraud by the po­lice in Case 3000.

This is the sec­ond po­lit­i­cal in­stal­la­tion placed in Habimah Square this week.

A statue of Cul­ture and Sports Min­is­ter Miri Regev by the artist Itai Zlait was placed there on Thurs­day. The statue de­picted Regev wear­ing a white dress and fac­ing a mir­ror, with the ac­com­pa­ny­ing text, “In the heart of the na­tion.”

Regev’s con­tro­ver­sial “loy­alty bill” passed a vote in the Min­is­te­rial Com­mit­tee on Leg­is­la­tion in late Oc­to­ber.

The bill seeks to cut state fund­ing to cul­tural works or in­sti­tu­tions that, among other things, harm or dis­re­spect the sym­bols of the State of Is­rael.

(Avra­ham Sas­soni/Maariv)

THE SUB­MA­RINE-like sculp­ture was placed in Habimah Square in Tel Aviv on Satur­day morn­ing.

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