A photograph intended to illustrate the peace process ended up being more accurate than intended. The now-iconic image showing a “Palestinian” and an Israeli boy walking arm in arm was a contrived set-up that anyone with experience in the region should have been able to spot as a fake.
You can read the full explanation for how this photo was fabricated in my post on +972 Magazine, where I offer an alternative image of the way to a just peace:
I know this photo won’t likely make the cover of Maclean’s or any other mainstream journal, but it’s a far more accurate image of genuine cooperation between Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Taken at the weekly demonstration against the Israeli Separation Wall in the West Bank town of al-Ma’sara, it shows an actual Palestinian activist wearing a keffiyeh and carrying a Palestinian flag. Next to him stands a kippah-wearing Israeli solidarity activist from the group Combatants for Peace. Both face a row of Israeli soldiers blocking the road so that the nonviolent demonstration cannot proceed.