1966 – <em>Peace Monument</em>, Yigal Tumarkin

Many are the war memorials in Israel; in 1966, the peace activist Abie Nathan decided there needed to be a monument to peace. A site was chosen (later home to the B’nai B’rith Bridge) opposite Jerusalem’s Old City walls (under Jordanian rule at the time), and Yigal Tumarkin (1933-2021) was commissioned to make the stone sculpture. The stone is roughly hewn, and at its base are actual weapons of warfare – guns and cannons fused with other metal implements in fulfillment of the verse from Isaiah (2:4) etched on the stone. (Image by Gveret Tered, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)