Images from Jewish Voice for Peace US
The story of the images: We recently heard from an old friend Granate Sosnoff who said, “For years it’s been hard for me to honestly look at Palestinian rights and Israel. Probably because of the intensity of people’s feelings on the subject, and my own fear of really looking at Israel’s policies. This year something changed. The bombing of Gaza confirmed for me that it’s time to stop being quiet and uncomfortable – this is wrong, and I want to do something.”
Well, it turns out that Granate owns Southpaw Advertising, a creative group that works exclusively with nonprofits. Together we developed two composite images: one, of an Israeli woman who is a conscientious objector – a Shministit – who refuses to occupy another, and the other of a Palestinian human rights activist looking to a future of peace and self-determination.
These women represent all of us who are committed to nonviolent change and true justice for all people in the Middle East. It is precisely this defiant optimism which unites us all to work for something better.