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Exodus by AnnaGiladi Exodus by AnnaGiladi
My friend needs a floating city for his VJ work, so he commissioned me to draw one. I chose to draw the Old City of Jerusalem. I call it:

"Jerusalem: The Rats are leaving the floating Ship".

The "rats" in this case, are the bone-headed ultra-orthodox Jews and the die-hard Muslims who can't agree who the city belongs to. The huge cat represents the huge cat population. Of course, donkey and camel are indispensable when drawing Jerusalem.

If I were to pick who the city belongs to - the cats. Or the moderate Israelis. Neither to the extremist Jews, nor to the extemist Muslims. I don't like religious zealots, no matter what god they pray to.

None of my artwork is to be used to illustrate hate speech, slander, (blood) libel, sedition/incitement, or other kinds of malicious use to misrepresent, abuse, accuse or otherwise attack:

-animals
-woman's rights
-LGBT rights
-the Jewish people
-Israel and its people and defenders

Such use is explicitely prohobited, while I thought I could trust the judgement of adults without needing to stress it. As the one and only owner of the rights to my pictures, sharing them (the rights) with deviantART itself only, not the community, this is a legitimate demand to make and legally enforcable.
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lew-leon-1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the Jerusalem, the atmosphere of that city is amazing :) And so true about the cats, they are everywhere, One was even stalking my falafel... Stupid kitten XD
But I was for 3 days there and I haven't seen any donkeys. Did they die off?
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is great!
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TheLadyofShalot Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Cute and surreal at the same time.
I love Jerusalem (even if I have been there only shortly) and I completely agree with your comment below the picture.
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Elendurwen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I'll have to remove this from NoReligion as I don't see how it fits within the interests of this group. Please consider better when submitting.
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AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't care since it was one of your contributors or admins who added it in the first place.
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Elendurwen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a number of people telling the same thing, somebody submitted for them. Sorry about that.
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Gothboy86 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Artist
Just kick out the Christians now and it would become a perfect city.
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KaYin91 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. Good. Just rats and cats. No over-stereotypes. No winding against anybody.
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Peaceful-Oscar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
good drawing, sadly, the ones who leave this city in reality are the moderate Israelis whiles the ones who over populate the city are the orthodox one, Jerusalem is getting black...

just of curiosity, have you ever been in Israel?
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AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Twice a year since 2004 actually :) But I prefer Tel Aviv (my birthplace), and, for it's lovely waterscapes, Eilat.
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