Monday, July 28, 2014


Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies: Social media campaign goes viral.

As the Israeli operation Protective Edge has so far claimed over 1,000 dead, users have been flooding the web with dozens of photos of Jews and Arabs together showcasing peace and love, under the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies on Twitter.

The campaign was launched by Abraham Gutman (Jewish) and Dania Darwish (Arab), both students at Hunter College in New York, immediately after the start of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza - and this week it gained momentum.

Abraham and Dania took a photo of themselves in Washington Square Park. They started a Facebook group and by now have been flooded with photos from around the world. The page has more than 5,000 fans.

Activists for peace. Stop the attacks!


  1. Activists for peace. Stop the attacks! This is a great idea, but I hope that the "attacks" also refer to the 8,000 rockets fired by Hamas at Israel -- some which had warheads of over 100 kilograms-- for the past three years and are making life intolerable for the people who live there. Hamas in Gaza keeps on firing these warheads at Israel even as it agrees to cease fire agreements.

  2. Of course Eddi, I mean stop the attacks in both sides. That is the goal of this campaign.

  3. The other thing is this. Look at this Headline (All News Outlets are Reporting This)." Israel approves extension of cease-fire in Gaza; Hamas rejects it". In other words, Israel wants to stop fighting but Hamas insists on the right to fire its rockets and keep the population there in bomb shelters. Why is Hamas endangering the lives of its own people by refusing to agree to stop fighting? The world has to insist that both sides stop fighting immediately with no conditions attached.

  4. I agree Eddi, thanks for your opinions!