Erasing the Wall:Envisioning Peace in Israel and Palestine
- Envisioning in real life the future we dream of - a future without the wall by "erasing" it digitally.
- Letting people who are not physically at the wall see both sides of it.
- Enabling Israelis and Palestinians, who are prevented from meeting in person, a way to meet socially in a non-threatening, non-political encounter.
on the other side of the wall in Bethlehem.
May I have this dance?
I want to dance at the wall in beautiful protest
Cast a vision of the future in its shadow today
We could hear the same music, dance to the same beat
But I couldn’t see you, our hands couldn’t meet
We could set up a webcam, make a window in the wall
I’d rather you open it, I want to walk tall through the gate that encloses me like a prison
If this idea excites you too, please get in touch to request our Erasing the Wall concept paper, and how you can partner with us on the next stage of the project.
Water in the West Bank: Turn on the Taps
In the Occupied Palestinian Territories, water is a serious issue. While in the West Bank, 74% of homes have running water, flush toilets, and maybe a washing machine, there’s one problem: Israel controls the taps. They turn them on sporadically, without notice, and infrequently. Since people have been living without reliable water for years, they have come up with strategies to survive up to three weeks with no water supply. But they are getting frustrated. They would like to know when Israel will turn on the taps.
To raise awareness and advocacy about this issue, we have developed a concept for an app, an experience, and an advocacy campaign to ask Israel to "turn on the taps." If your organisation is excited about using new technologies to promote everyone's right to water, the primary necessity of life, let’s help them turn on the taps!
Israel, Please Turn on the Taps
I live in a cage with very prevalent walls
that block me in and hide the sun
You hold the power of whether I can drink, or wash
Access my ancestral well, or dig one afresh
The Israelis on the hill have water all month
But I wait anxiously each day for a chance to fill twelve tanks
In my village I had a deep, pure well
I could slake my thirst, and water my groves
Now, I turn on the taps, and nothing flows
Just the sewage streaming down from the city on the hill