1966 – <em>Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem</em>, Dani Karavan

The importance of Jerusalem in Israeli society receives prominence in this wall relief by Dani Karavan (1930-2021) right behind the podium of the Knesset Assembly Hall, made from Galilean stone. The title is taken from the Book of Psalms 122:6, expressing the hope for peace. The stones, reminiscent of the large ashlars that make up the Western Wall, were hand-carved by local artisans under the supervision of Karavan, a process lasting nine months. On the left of the wall is an aluminum print portrait of Theodor Herzl, based on a photograph chosen by the artist. (Image by Yair Talmor, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)