Israel exhibit at Expo aims for peace

'Women and their Olive Trees' aims to promote peace

(ANSA) - Milan, October 12 - An exhibition at the Israel pavilion at Milan Expo titled "Women and their Olive Trees" is on display through October 14 and features Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Circassian women together in an "itinerant peace project".
    The 35 women involved in the project, sponsored by the Women's International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) in collaboration with the Italy-Israel Association of Milan, created art representing olive trees as a vehicle of their religions and cultures.
    The exhibition was curated by art teacher Sheila Dvore Casdi and is part of a larger initiative by the WIZO community centre in Afula, Israel, called the Olive Tree Project.
    "We enthusiastically welcomed this initiative that the European WIZO federations have transformed into a traveling show that will take in nine European countries," said Ester Silvana Israel, president of WIZO Italia.
    After Expo, the show will travel to Rome before departing for other destinations in Europe.


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