Mothers: Oil on Canvas Board, 10” x 8”

Painting Titled "Mothers" By Israeli Artist Ednah Schwartz
Painting Titled “Mothers” By Israeli Artist Ednah Schwartz

I looked at a group of Palestinian women and thought to myself Mothers on both sides of the fence love their children. Sadly, here the similarity ends. While my people long for peace, we must teach our children to protect themselves, their nation, and their country.

We have reached peace treaties with some of our neighboring countries. However, some of the countries we share a border with – believe that Israel must be destroyed, we do not have a right to exist. These militant extremist groups, teach their children to kill. From the early age of 5 lessons of hate are incorporated in the school curriculum. Each child receives individual lessons in the correct and the most efficient way to use weapons for the purpose of killing.