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The peace dove, pictur ed above, was a corn-
mon theme among the paintings by Egyptian
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children brought back to Israel by journalist
Amos Elon. * * *
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host the exhibition in the
World Zionist Press Service
The peace dove is seen in
It is a small exhibition,
not over 60 exhibits, all about half of the paintings
printed by children between though sometimes it is not
age 10 and 16, all on the sub- white, but yellow or even
ject of peace between Egypt brown. One picture entirely
devoted to the peace dove
The initiative belongs to shows a huge, yellow bird of
the Israeli journalist and prey with enormous wings,
writer, Amos Elon, who that looks very threatening.
went to Egypt (representing Strange that this cross be-
the daily paper Haaretz) to- tween a vulture and a peli-
gether with other jour- can is supposed to be the
nalists, during the meeting peace dove! All the other
of Begin and Sadat. He vis- doves are more conven-
ited a number of primary tional.
Repeated in a number of
and secondary schools in
and around Cairo, and saw paintings are themes of an-
children's paintings on the cient Egypt. Like, all the
theme of Peace Through non-Semitic peoples who
Children's Eyes. Some embraced Islam, Egypt kept
paintings which he particu- her art and her tradition of a
STATE INSURANCE AGENCY
larly liked were presented millenia up to these days.
HUBERT J. SIDLOW
to him by the school princi- Many children are obvi-
ously influenced by the fres-
LAWRENCE R. PERNICK, C.P.C.U.
Thus was born the idea of coes and statues of Egypt's
an exhibition in Israel. antiquity, so much so, that
- EARL SAMUELS C.L.U.
When Elon mentioned the one shows an Egyptian god-
idea to several school prin- dess (most likely Isis)
cipals, they willingly though in an unusual posi-
BEN S. SIDLOW
agreed and a collection of tion. She is kneeling in
LAWRENCE S. ZATKIN
some 50-60 pictures arrived prayer, probably for peace.
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There are some covers of
in Israel in Elon's luggage.
They are so likable and school magazines, their fig-
so sincere, that Teddy ures stilted, their colors
Kollek, the mayor of gaudy. One painting is di-
"dedicated professionals for insurance'
Jerusalem, decided to ; vided in two, the upper part
showing war, the lower —
peace. Tanks shooting into
crowds. People are chained
to poles, executed by
soldiers. Others, chained to
iron girders, with their
hands lifted, are whipped by
soldiers. The lower part re-
presents peace — people
walking, dancing, eating,
children at play.
Though naive, every-
thing is sincere, straight
from the heart, the bright
and warm colors adding
to the conviction. There
are several poor collages
and one stilted reproduc-
tion of a magazine pic-
ture correctly represent-
ing Sadat being greeted
by Begin and several Is-
to all from
raeli ministers. The latter
was the only painting in
Iry and Sol Cohen
which the Israeli flag was
shown accurately. It
and the Gang r f
could not be otherwise
since it was a handmade
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