Radio Juxtapoz, ep 140: A History of Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Palestine with Manager, Wisam Salsaa

Radio Juxtapoz, ep 140: A History of Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in Palestine with Manager, Wisam Salsaa
It was always as much as an intervention as it was a hotel. When Banksy opened the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem in Palestine in the West Bank in 2017, it was met by both amazement and a bit of shock. In what, in a way, like, “Wait, he opened an actual hotel in the West Bank? By the wall? How did he get that done?” And of course there was the simple: “I want to go. Can I go? Is it safe? I need to go.” But there were also more vital questions and anwsers that the hotel offered: what is the history of this region? What is the West’s role in this history? The year 2017 was important…

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