The perfect gift

Posted: December 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: culture, media | Tags: , | 4 Comments »


Israel can be a very strange place. I just saw this add on the Jpost site, inviting people to purchase “a piece of history”: the Sderot Dove – “a dove sculpted from actual pieces of Qassam rockets that landed in Sderot”.

The price: 1,000$ (plus 40$ for shipping).

And so the add goes:

Each sculpture is sent in a gift box and is mounted on a display base with a medallion quoting the verse form Isaiah 2:4 ” They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will not take up weapons against other nations and never again will they know war”.

Each hand sculpted dove portrays the inexhaustible strength of the Jewish people and its never ending desire for peace.

(Jerusalem Post co-sponsors of the project.)

Personally, I think the dove is slightly overpriced.


4 Comments on “The perfect gift”

  1. 1 Amitai Sandy said at 8:22 am on December 6th, 2009:

    Reminds me of this happy new year greeting I made last year, based on photo of installation created by the people of Billin from shock grenades and tear gas canisters:

  2. 2 Branko said at 12:29 am on December 7th, 2009:

    Oh dear, this is genius. Who is the marketing god that thought of this ? American-Israeli patriots will be buying this in dozens. Imagine the conversation-value of this for a zionist, militant-but-constantly-dreaming-of-peace, visiting-israel-every-year-during-high-holidays American Jews.

    I wish I could have thought of this…

  3. 3 Mo-ha-med said at 3:48 am on December 7th, 2009:

    This is disturbing on so many levels.. From the marketization of war to the Bible verse… Ugh.

    I will however still laugh at the name. “Sderot Dov” – isn’t that the name of a street in Tel Aviv? (why is a city called “Boulevard” anyway? :)

    Though I think they should rename it to “Qassam Dove”. :)

  4. 4 rick said at 7:32 am on December 7th, 2009:

    thats one of this one-million-dollar-ideas.
    1000 piece limited edition, 1000$ each. I think the basic raw material is cheap & comes down regulary.