“State of Emergency” ״מצב חירום״

March 2023

A state of emergency has been in place in Israel from the day it was declared, May 19, 1948 until today.

A state of emergency gives the Knesset or the government the authority to allow the government to implement unique arrangements – emergency regulations, sometimes while proportionately infringing fundamental freedoms. The law does not define reference scenarios which, given their realization, would allow the Knesset or the government to establish emergency regulations. (Wikipedia)

“State of Emergency” 18.3.2023
Work in Progress

In these difficult times of dramatic changes of the regime and the laws in Israel, everyone clings to symbols. The blue and white Israeli flag with the Star of David in the center became the symbol of the masses. Everyone carried a flag and went out into the streets.

Kaplan St. Tel Aviv 18.3.2023

There was even a symbolic feeling that the flag and the Star of David will protect the people in times of need as in the Biblical Times. Indeed, young people were seen holding the flag made of simple cloth in-front of their faces as a protector from the sprayed huge hoses of water at them.

A sprinkler sprays on protesters in Jerusalem 2020.
Adaptation: Olivier Fitussy, Flash/90

The Flag and the Star of David as a symbol – protecting the people and a physical tool for expression.

Demonstration in Jerusalem – people and flags. 27.3.2023
Haharetz, front page

The “Economist”, one of the most important newspapers in the world, uses the Star of David as a symbol of Israel, comes out with a sharp cover against the legal reform in Israel, with the headline “Will Bibi dismantle Israel?”

The “Economist”, uses the Star of David as a symbol of Israel, 16.3.2023

Stages in my work: Drawings and than searching for found object of wood to put together the Star of David under suppressed area, as in our lives. Also assumable simple humble wood to create the star.

Star of David Handcuffed 21.2.2023
Stages of work

Searching the right BLUE colour and the proper size.

The shades of gray represents the mental stages of the nation and of the individual suffering.

At this time and stage the Star of David and Democracy are trapped by evil forces.

We will continue to demonstrate!

We will not give up democracy and our individual freedom!

We’ll return of the honor and pride of the symbol of Jewish freedom – The Star of David.

“State of Emergency”
Star of David and our Democracy are trapped 11.2.2023
Drawing on paper A3, crayons, pencils and charcoal
Art Projects Thoughts on Art etc. Uncategorized

The Flag – הדגל

The fiscal flag is a piece of cloth or material attached to a pole.

The Metaphysical flag is the sign, symbol that represents and symbolizes a given Nation, Government or Idea.

We were raised by the well known saying ״It is Good to Die for Our Country”, with connotation to our flag.

״טוב למות בעד ארצנו!״

With that in mind I created The Red Flag Bleeding. Attaching 40 meter long flag bleeding to the ground. “Anti War” exhibition 1978

The Red Flag Bleeding“.
40 meter long flag bleeding to the ground. The “Anti War” exhibition 1978

For each Country, it’s important to show the National Flag in various Important places. The Metaphysical idea of The Flag carries the Nation’s pride.

Flags of countries at the UN House in New York.

The RED FLAG was displayed in my exhibition “Anti War”. 1978

The Red Flag. Collage. 1978

The Flag’ was represented as a prime form in my Anti Warexhibition. That was my final show at Revensbourn College of Art & Design, London 1978.

Flag worship can be ‘Idolatry’ as I called it in my sketch book.

‘Idolatry’, sketch book, 1978
‘War Dance’, sketch book, 1978

Today we are protesting for our Democracy in Israel, and again ‘The Flag‘ is the major player.

Demonstration at 10 Downing St. London. 24 March 2023
Netanyahu meeting Rishi
Demonstration in Tel Aviv. 17 March 2023
“Field of Flags”
Demonstration by the Knesset in Jerusalem. 18 March 2023.
Protecting our democracy!
Acrylic, Interior paint, Crayons on canvas. 70*100 cm
Close up from my new painting – “Field of Flags”
Searching the leaders…


Midnight marks the ending of one day and the beginning of a new one with all it’s mystery

London at night is different from London during the day, it’s magical, mysterious and dreamlike.

Midnight and after, are intimate moments combining expectations, dreams and emotions.

I am looking at both paintings with joy, excitement and curiosity, as I discover new subtleties in these crystal poetical private moments.

It’s hot summer nights at June-July-August 2022

Midnight, 1
Crayons and Acrylic on canvas
100 * 100 cm

I am in a delicate mood tonight.
Listening to the night sounds, to the squeal of nature and to the celestial peaceful movements. 
After midnight the sky sparks and its waves move faster. 
Plants are waking up showing their beauty. 
A neighbor showed up. She intrigues me.
I breathe the sweet sounds of the night.

My work is eclectic, personal and bold, ranging from observations of still life and nudes to political commentary.

In these paintings I am opening the inward and outward feelings and experiences of the individual – He, She, are my main concern.

Midnight, 2
Crayons and Acrylic on canvas
100 * 100 cm

In my neighborhood after midnight the houses whisper soft dreamy bedtime stories, the trees embrace their birds, the celestial paths are clear on their way to the stars – all of these balance my existence.  

The sky in my neighborhood speaks. It gives me all the answers.

My small cactuses are my shield; they breathe like pets, whispering like a mistress.

I was waiting after midnight for the beautiful neighbor to show up, but the silence embraced me, and a cat appeared. 

These were the hot summer nights at June-July-August 2022, London

Midnight, first quick sketch
22 June 2022
Crayons and Acrylic on paper
Looking at both paintings in progress
2 December 2022

Longing for the hot summer nights….


“Heaven Above and Sky Below”

We want Justice!” The crowed shouted loud outside the High Court on 3 May 2020

Nurit Manor, 17 may 2020 [60*60 cm]

Sunday, 3 May 2020

11 supreme judges of Israel:

Will a conviction prevent a person from serving as prime minister?

Photo: Yosi Zamir

Hayut, The Chief Justice during the trail: “The fort will not fall”

“Today Israel is ashamed!” May 2020

The decision of the 11 supreme judges of Israel was:  

A man with three Indictments can be a prime minister. [0:11]

Elderly and young protested all over.

Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham! Sham!

Protesters shouted loud all over the country.

Black flags were seen at the big demonstrations in Balfour, Jerusalem, during the weekly demonstrations on 2020-2021

Over 400,000 protesters are in the street of Israel now – March 2023, and the numbers are growing.

We’ll not accept the rapid changes of our Democratic Laws that are done by the new government. 

We will not let them destroy the democracy of Israel as we know it. 



Was that my Sveta?

Insight. 24 Feb. 2022
Monday, 27 February 2023

I started the painting on 24.2.2022, and completed it on Monday, 27 February 2023



Tonight a war has begun!

I’m sitting in front of the TV. Terrible pictures are running.

I can’t believe my eyes. I turned on the radio. The news on the radio is even more terrifying.

I closed the windows and doors firmly.

Through the window I saw Sveta. 

Is it possible that it is her? 

She stands for a while in front of the window.

I get up from my armchair to see her and she is gone.

Our whole life together rans before my eyes. I missed her.

Was that my Sveta?

Saturday, 25 Feb. 2022
28 Feb. 2022
1 March 2022
Saturday, 7 May 2022

I started the painting at the day I heard the news “A war has begun in Ukraine”. 24.2.2020.

I grabbed a canvas and made some quick coloured marks. Quick scratch.

I knew what I saw and felt.

I saw the red curtains in his living room, the beautiful bouquet of tulips, the small wooden table. I saw a middled-aged man sitting frozen in his armchair, after hearing and seeing the news. Than he saw Sveta by the window. He got up immediately, to see her closely, but she is gone.

Insight Best, 11 May 2022

Than I remember that I saw a reflation of a man’s face, blurry, fare from the window, behind Sveta’s shoulder.

Was it the middled-aged man’s reflection on the window, when he got up from his armchair?

Or was it the man that accompanied Sveta?

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

I drew the man’s face reflected in the window, it felt right.

I thought I finished the painting, and left it for a while.

Over time, in February 2023, a year after I started the painting, it was clear to me that there was a moment when Sveta looked straight ahead, looked directly into the man’s face and he looked at her.

There was a clear meeting – face to face of the two, for a split second, and then she disappeared.

Sunday, 26 February