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“In this bottle, at the edge of the table. You pour water. And you can drink when you’re thirsty. This bottle is peace. But it’s enough just to touch it, push it with my finger. You don’t have to be smart or strong to do that. It will shatter in a million pieces. That is war. Then we could all be the smartest and the strongest, but we will never be able to put the pieces back together, and it will never hold water again.

More than any geopolitical analysis, this Bedouin story of the fragile peace describes the situation in the Middle East. Literally. The bottle was shattered. The pieces are everywhere.

photos / by Zoran Marinovic