The Dream of an Olive Tree – The Path of Peace

The Dream of an Olive Tree – The Path of Peace.

By Dr. Dorit Kedar

The Dream of an Olive Tree

Nihad Dabit & Ruth Horam, “The Dream of an Olive Tree”, 2016, Recycled iron wire and Copper leafs, 700X600cm, Jerusalem. (Photograph by Eldad Sofer)


One leaf for peace

One leaf for the land

One leaf for wellness – One leaf for worship

One leaf for cleanliness

One leaf for anointment

One leaf for nurturing

One leaf for commerce

One leaf for healing

One leaf for Eternity

One leaf for Bliss

One leaf for Grace

One leaf for old age

One leaf for profundity

One leaf for The Divine

One leaf for prayers

One leaf for prosperity

One leaf for Beauty

One leaf for witnessing

One leaf for Faith

One leaf for the Arts and Crafts

One leaf for Hope

One leaf for harmony

One leaf for understanding

One leaf for tolerance

One leaf for multi-communication

One leaf for Love among all sentient beings

The sculptured olive tree is a co-production of the artists Ruth Horam and Nihad Dabeet. It is made of 20,000 hand-crafted copper cutouts and recycled iron wire, intended to change colors by erosion of Time.

It is placed in Orde Wingate Square, Jerusalem, the Holy City for the three Abrahamic religions.




Center of Inter-religious Peace


About Dr. Dorit Kedar

Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and land-souls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israeli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
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One Response to The Dream of an Olive Tree – The Path of Peace

  1. Med amin says:

    I have a master degre in comparatives religions from Zeitouna university and I am about to finish my Phd.. I like what you just wrote

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