Information Center for Israel Art
David Tartakover
Israeli, born 1994
And If
1980
India ink on paper
70 x 50 cm
© The artist

When you come to inherit the land, Do not come as an enemy and an adversary But bring greetings to the inhabitants of the land Build not your generations’ sanctuary in resentment, indignation, or enmity But rather in love, grace, justice, and faith Hatred will arouse strife, but love will allay wrath It will bring brothers together, and make peace with the distant You shall love the inhabitant of the land, for he is your brother, your self, your flesh Do not avert your eye from him. Do not hide yourself from your own flesh. [R. Binyamin, Masa Arav]