sets the peace process in motion.
The 10th of December is the Day of the Universal Declaration for Human
Rights. If all people would put into practice these universal human
rights immediately, there would be peace on earth everywhere.
Peace seems to be miles away in the Middle East. The peace process between
Israelis and Palestinians is dragging along as a turtle with a gigantic
pillar on his back. Exactly such a statue stands at the beginning of
the “Jodenbreestraat” in Amsterdam. “Mokum”
–the slang name for Amsterdam- means in Hebrew: the place where
it happens. Every year, on the 10th December the time has come. Then
the people of Amsterdam will take the initiative, to set the peace process
afloat; from five minutes to twelve till five minutes after twelve o’clock
it will happen. The Angel of Amsterdam ascends the pillar on the turtle
and distributes the Universal Human Rights over the heads of the public.
Around the sculpture lies a thick rope. Everybody is invited to pick
up the rope with each other and to drag the statue to Jerusalem. On
the stirred up tones of a klezmer band the audience is going on its
Jeanette Albers, Guido Hoogenboom, Ada Mulder and
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