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Har Homa: Peace Park

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem...
Psalms, 122:6

The Har Homa project, designed by Makor, was supposed to include a Peace Park as a memorial to the three farsighted leaders of the 1978 Camp David Peace Accords: former President Jimmy Carter of the United States, the late President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel.

Sadat, Carter and Begin, 1978

The Peace Park was also supposed be a testament to the goals of the peace negotiators led by the former US President Bill Clinton, late Jordanian King Hussein, the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.

Chairman Y. Arafat and PM Itzhak Rabin after signing the Oslo Agreement, 1993

The famous handshakes of these heroic peacemakers were supposed to be captured in bronze sculptures. Both the landscaping and the sculpture at the Peace Park would have expressed the spirit of the courageous leaders whose efforts have paved the road for peace.

Chairman Y. Arafat and PM Itzhak Rabin after signing the Oslo Agreement

Late King Hussein and Itzhak Rabin after signing the Peace Declaration

Benjamin Netanyahu and late King Hussein, 1997

Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu, 1997

Makor planned to build a Peace Center, which was to be dedicated to the furtherance of tolerance among neighbors, a place where people of all religions and nationalities could work together towards a peaceful relationship with each other.