Tuesday 10 December 2019

Social media campaign shows real people behind the political troubles

Jews and Arabs Refuse campaign
Jews and Arabs Refuse campaign

Jewish and Arab people are taking to social media to protest against the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. During a recent march against the rocket attacks on Gaza, over 300 protesters chanted "Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies".

That chant inspired a hashtag, and friends, families and lovers are sharing pictures of themselves under it.

Sulome Anderson (left) added her story to her photo, writing: "I know a man who took pictures of the landscape… and not of the face of the one he loved… My mother is Jewish. My father is Palestinian. I am their face." The campaign has a Facebook page of the same name, started by an Israeli man Abraham Gutman.

Not everyone is pleased with the campaign - Gutman told the Huffington Post it has been "hard to open our accounts" due to "hateful comments".

Irish Independent

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