Shimon Tzabar - Books

Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide to Israeli Prisons, Jails, Concentration Camps and Torture Chambers is a small booklet that plays on Michelin’s reputation for publishing tourist guides, in order to raise awareness of the brutality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, 35 years on. The booklet consists of maps that show the precise location of prisons in which Palestinian prisoners are held, directions for how to get there, visiting facilities and telephone numbers, just as it would be in a typical tourist guide. The external appearance of the booklet was similar enough to the original guides for Michelin to sue Shimon for infringing their copyright. (Read more about the guide in Politics).


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