Guernica War: then & now

Guernica War: then & now

At 11 feet tall and 25 feet long, Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica is one of the biggest and most important works by the modernist master. Picasso’s painting is based on the events of April 27, 1937 when Hitler’s powerful German air force, acting in support of Franco, bombed the village of Guernica in northern Spain, a city of no strategic military value. It was history’s first aerial saturation bombing  of a civilian population. Guernica is a powerful symbol of the horrors of war for protesters around the world.

Dora Maar – Picasso’s Muse, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, June 8, 2024.

mural "Guernica" from Picasso

Spain demands Israel comply with UN court ruling on Rafah.

The Spanish government demanded on Saturday that Israel comply with an order by the top UN court to immediately stop its bombardment and ground assault on Rafah, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP).

According to AFP, Spain stressed that the ruling on Friday by the international court of justice (ICJ) was legally binding. “The precautionary measures set out by the ICJ, including that Israel should cease its military offensive in Rafah, are compulsory. Israel must comply with them,” Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Albares wrote on X. “The same goes for a ceasefire, the release of the hostages and access for humanitarian aid [to Gaza],” he wrote, adding that “the suffering of the people of Gaza and the violence must end”.

Israel-Gaza war live: Spain demands Israel comply with UN court ruling on Rafah, 5-26-24.

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