What a fantastic idea!
A huge key that weighs approximately a ton and symbolizes the right of return for Palestinian refugees was transported from the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem to the Berlin Biennale in Germany.
The key, which is nine meters long and has inscriptions in several languages, started its journey in March when it was dismounted from its place on top of the camp gate.
The steel key was made by Palestinian refugees at the Aida Social Youth Center in Bethlehem. For center manager Monther Amayra, displaying the key in Berlin gives Palestinians a chance to communicate their aspirations to the world.
“This is an excellent opportunity for us as refugees and as the makers of the Right of Return Key,” he said.
“It is a major event expected to receive more than two million visitors who will be acquainted with the demands of the Palestinian people, on top of which is the right of return.”
The key is presented as "a symbol of peaceful resistance" while teaching Palestinian history. It has already been invited to tour other cities. Please bring the key to America!
(Hat tip Karen Platt)