Photojournalist Edward Crawford is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘West Bank Protests‘. To see Edward’s portfolio and stories click on any image.
When the sun rises on the ‘Holy Land’ both populations that lay claim to the territory wake, the sun illuminates the ‘Dome Of The Rock’ and at the same time the ‘Western Wall’. The distance between the Holy sites is small, whereas the distance between a possible two state solution remains extensive. The distance between the populations is geographically small but in ideology wide. Despite what some media portray many, if not most, Israelis don’t think every Palestinian wakes and with his breakfast has a tall glass of anti-Semitism, and Palestinians don’t believe their Israeli neighbors wake and the first thing that passes through their mind is how to get rid of the Palestinian population. From my experience of the Holy land, from talking with the people, the majority feel that a two state solution can work and they have no problem living with each other as neighbors. The unfortunate policies implemented by Mr. Netanyahu and the Lukid party have done a lot to damage relations and of course the most recent war which ravaged Gaza has left its scars.