Graffiti on the concrete wall - located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem which the Israelis call an anti-terror fence and the Palestinians denounce as an apartheid wall - aptly summarises the political situation in the Holy Land on Israel's 70th Independence Day.
A white peace dove with an olive branch in its beak can barely keep itself in the air, because its opulent body is weighed down by a bulletproof vest. It needs this vest, because the crosshairs of a sniper float above its heart. Peace in the Middle East - an endangered species.
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