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.