Sheep magazine Archive 2: issues 10-17

AlfRodchenko

Lefty online magazine: issue 10, May 2016 to issue 17, November 2016

‘No matter who came knocking at the door, the Jews stayed put in their

home-sweet-home, the Land of Israel, for 3,000 years,’ the post on the Israel

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook page reads.

However, the couple are interrupted by a knock at the door from ‘two

hipsters with well-groomed beards’ who speak in an ‘ancient assyrian

language’. After the Asyrrians take over the living room, Jacob and Rachel

move to their bedroom. ‘So it’s now 750BC. In about 2,750 years, we’ll

have some quiet here,’ Jacob jokes.

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The family are then interrupted again by a procession of visitors who claim

the house as their own, including Greeks, Romans, Arabs, crusaders,

Mamluks and Turks from the Ottoman Empire.

There is then another knock on the door as the British arrive, claiming the

house in the name of the British Empire. The British then give them back their

house ‘in the name of the League of Nations’.

The couple celebrate the news, and Jacob says: ‘Finally, a state of our own,

the Land of Israel.’

However, they are interrupted by a Palestinian couple knocking on the door,

who peer inside the house before the video ends.

The video has been denounced as racist, historically inaccurate and insulting.

SHEEP IN THE ROAD : NUMBER 16

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