Kurt Schwitters [ 1887–1948 ]

left : Merzbild mit Regenbogen (Merz Picture With Rainbow)     |  1920–39    |    Yale University
        Mixed media on plywood – 156.5 x 121.3 x 26.7 cm (61 5/8 x 47 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

right : Monument to the Artist’s Father    |    ca. 1922-1923    |    Yale University
          Plywood painted white – 126.9 x 26.6 x 40.8 cm (49 15/16 x 10 1/2 x 16 1/16 in. )

Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People

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Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid – Palestine and the Israeli Occupation , Issue No. 1 United Nations Beirut, 2017


Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published the report, announced her resignation at a press conference in Beirut on Friday.
Reuters reports that Khalaf took the step “after what she described as pressure from the secretary-general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians.”
“I resigned because it is my duty not to conceal a clear crime, and I stand by all the conclusions of the report,” Khalaf stated.    |    see also 


A row of Guge stupas near Tholing, in the tenth-century Kashmir-informed style, 2009 D [ Bendak//Peter van Ham ]

Temple room in Dungkar Cave 1, one of four caves that were residences of the Guge dynasty beginning in the twelfth century [ M. Beck/Peter van Ham ]

Peter van Ham’s Guge: Ages of Gold. The West Tibetan Masterpieces has just been published by Hirmer Verlag.

See also this very nice article.