Israeli-Palestinian art show at U.N.


A joint Israeli-Palestinian art exhibition will open Thursday at United Nations headquarters in New York City.

“Offering Reconciliation” features the work of 135 Israeli and Palestinian artists, including Aliza Olmert, wife of the prime minister. It is the first Israeli-Palestinian exhibit featured at the United Nations.

Created by the Parents Circle Family Forum, a network for Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones in the regional conflict, each of the artists worked with an identical ceramic bowl through which they expressed their yearning for peace and normalcy.

The exhibition, which opened in Israel in May, is currently on an American tour supported by James Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank and Quartet envoy to the Middle East, and the philanthropist Charles Bronfman.

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