Nude photos of Yitzhak Rabin

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Date: 1998

Region: Middle East

Subject: Nudity Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Photography


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Artist: Itimar Ben Gvir

Confronting Bodies: Israeli government

Date of Action: May 1998

Location: Israel

Description of Artwork: Eight photo-montages depicting the former prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, naked.

The Incident: Itimar Ben Gvir, a Jewish settler, was held in police custody after his fingerprints were found on the photo-montage that hung outside of a playground owned by the Dor Shalom peace movement.

Results of Incident: Police arrested and remanded Gvir.

Source: Index on Censorship, 4/98