Wednesday, October 29, 2008

on the Wall

Our campaign now resides on a bit of the Apartheid Wall between East Jerusalem and Ramallah. Two school-age Palestinian boys were sitting on the curb as I painted it. When I was done, they approached me and one asked, in halting English, whether this was Internet. I said yes, and he asked me to write it down. I did, then asked them if they knew what apartheid was, did they know about South Africa? That black and white people had been kept apart there, it was like in Palestine. I'm not sure that they had the English skills to entirely understand, but they both shook my hand. And I guess later they'll check out the site.

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