The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Update: Mural at Mother Fools on Willy Street is Now a Poster

by Erika Rosales


Mother Fools coffee shop, Willy Street, Madison






3 responses to “Update: Mural at Mother Fools on Willy Street is Now a Poster”

  1. Admin

    I went today and it’s in pristine shape, looks great. I went in to buy a pastry in support and told the barista that I came in due to the mural and many people are very supportive. He was appreciative. I also asked about the artist, he said they are independent and they ‘book out’ the wall on some sort of rotation and that murals tend to stay up longer in the winter, due to weather and painting, so let’s hope this stays up a while.

    I told him I would pass along the call to support the business, due in part to the mural.


  2. Admin

    Wow, so cool.

    To me, this mural is clearly going for the heart of Palestinian culture with the colors of green, red, white & black, the olive branch, the prickly pear, flowers and the heart. Not exactly a call for terror, as is unfortunately the likely standard interpretation for anyone trying to justify Israel’s actions.

    You could literally draw Palestinian children with flowers and you would probably get some misguided interpretations about it being a call for violence, like the babies dying, because their incubators have no fuel, being wrapped in green cloth. A green headband in support of Hamas would have “Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam Brigade” and “There is no other God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger” on it in white Arabic letters.

    I will go and get some coffee there in support.


    True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth. — Eleanor Roosevelt
    Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. ― Abraham Lincoln
    الحرية والعدالة والسلام لفلسطين
    Freedom, justice and peace for Palestine

  3. SigP27

    Thank you for this beautiful, timely, and moving mural. I hope people view it and consider their role in propaganda and peace and how to fight the former while finally creating the latter.

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