Reflecting Professor Khalili’s dream for peace and harmony between the three great monotheistic faiths, in 1983 he initiated an ambitious project that took over 15 years to complete. Through a special commission, five large paintings by the artist Ben Johnson were created which together form a House of Peace between the three faiths. The first four include a panorama of Jerusalem, the biggest representation of the Holy City that exists in the world today; the Western Wall; the Christian Quarter and the Dome of the Rock. The fifth painting, conceived by Professor Khalili himself, depicts a Circle of Peace, a kaleidoscope of the word ‘peace’ in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

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