Hunger Strike

An exhibition of a Hungry Body

“A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance or pressure in which participants fast as an act of political protest, or to provoke feelings of guilt in others, usually with the objective to achieve a specific goal, such as a policy change. Most hunger strikers will take liquids but not solid food.” ~ Wikipedia

What would you Hunger Strike for?

Dear family and friends On Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, I’ll be joining a Hunger Strike at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv. I will fast a water fast - (taking only mineral water, no juice or solid foods)

Asher Lev and I are getting ready for the hunger strike since six months. My personal reasons for striking have many layers, I’ll try to explain in short - a feeling that is deep in my belly.

In the last three years I feel I'm running from Israel, physically and mentally, running from being an Israeli. There is a great despair in me about the way Israel is, in many subjects that I would love to talk about with the people that will come to the Square. To say its: “education, economy, the occupation etc’..” - is just the surface of the problem, the reality in Israel is of survivel, there is a feeling of surviving more then living. The fact that we let things be as they are is much worse, to allow ourselves to be here we need to close our eyes in front of the Israeli reality, and for that we are part of the problem! The lack of action in front of the despair is part of the problem. and so I Hunger Strike.

The Hunger Strike is a way to say enough, I will not run any more, nor will I be part… I strike to deal with my despair, I strike to allow myself to be weak and vulnerable, I strike to stop being part of the problem, I strike to start and invite change. I strike with hope and belife that life in Israel can be better.

The Hunger Strike is a way of expressing the despair from the country, without escape, through the hunger feeling the despair in the body. Its a form of nonviolent resistence to the situation in Israel.

The Hunger Strike is time to stop and rethink, look at the Israeli reality face on and make real change. What is the change? What should happen? What do we want? How dose it make a difference? These questions and much more will come up during the Hunger Strike,  the space of the Strike is a place to stop and talk about it, as much more people will stop and Strike with us, then we can touch the core issues of the Israeli “Situation”, and I’m full of hope that from this action will spring a new movement, awareness of change.

What would you Hunger Strike for?

Diary of a Hunger Strike
During the Hunger Strike I started recording an online diary for a local online radio station, the recordings are in english, and you can listen to them here:

Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10

The Hunger Strike Visitors Book
We had a visitors book, where anyone passing by could write anything they want, this is a translated transcript of the notebook from the hunger strike

The Hunger Strike Visitors Book