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Shmuel Halevi | all galleries >> Pictures at an Exhibition > ...and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into spades.
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...and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into spades.

...and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into spades.

Visiting Jerusalem, I came across a group of
soldiers who left their weapons behind, under the watch of two sentries,
and made a visit to the archeological site nearby.
Could it be that when they are back they will
have found that their rifles have turned into ploughshares ?
Am I too optimistic ? naive ?

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Ron LaCroix15-Jul-2013 11:39
Wow! This photo represents a lot of destructive power, and is very powerful.
Pam Houle18-Jun-2013 10:52
Shmuel, If you are a dreamer so am I. My wish is the same as it is with so many others. Pray for Peace.
The Third Side18-Dec-2006 14:05
Ironic photo, given that King David was after all, a warrior.

Excellent shot. No pun intended there.

I enjoy this gallery very much.
Karen Leaf15-Dec-2004 03:54
The politicians need to see this Shmuel. I'm voting.
Pepe Zyman13-Dec-2004 20:08
What a powerful image. When are we going to have peace?
yosi aptekar13-Dec-2004 18:55
truly a outstanding shot.
Guest 13-Dec-2004 17:29
Powerful shot
markvm13-Dec-2004 16:14
This image says so much!
Autumn Sky13-Dec-2004 14:34
Indeed the reality of your world... excellent biblical quote and it would be a joyous day if that could ever come to pass.
Herb Knufken13-Dec-2004 14:12
Impressive composition
Gayle P. Clement13-Dec-2004 13:54
A powerful photo and really frightening. I share your thoughts.
Dennis Steinauer13-Dec-2004 13:31
*Very* powerful, hard-hitting photo, Scmuel. ... a combination of sad, scary, hopeful. This is one of the best photojournalistic shots I've seen in a very long time -- an award winner if there ever was one.
Guest 13-Dec-2004 12:49
wow. i'm sorta at a loss for words. i'm surprised you were allowed to take the photo. security here in DC is so tight, I most likely wouldn't be allowed even that close to this.
Gabriele Hasslacher13-Dec-2004 12:13
Very impressive shot.
If not everyone is waiting until the contrahent starts to change the day may come.
I hope so, very much!
René Gysi13-Dec-2004 11:44
I hope it come the day on which we all these weapons scrap.
Good and impressive composition Shmuel.