Thursday, March 15, 2007


Have you heard of FACE 2 FACE? The creators concluded that Israelis and Palestinians look very much alike and if they could only be confronted with that fact, peace would break out. The Face2Face project makes portraits of Palestinians and Israelis doing the same job and posts them face to face, in huge formats, in unavoidable places, on the Israeli and the Palestinian sides.

So far, peace has not erupted.... but an amusing parody has:

French “Face2Face” Peace Project Hits Snag (The Nose on Your Face)
Portraits of Palestinians and Israelis were posted in pairs this week on Israel’s separation barrier as part of a French peace project (Face2Face) intended to highlight similarities between the people on both sides of the conflict.

The project hit a snag, however, when organizers could not find an Israeli suicide bomber to accompany the portrait of the Palestinian one.

“We’re still looking,” said artist Francois Mitterond. “We don’t want to disappoint the Palestinian suicide bomber we photographed. He wants to see his picture up before his day of martyrdom.”

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