While the war in Gaza goes on under the effects of the israeli Protective Edge operation (the latest in a series of operations undertaken by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in Gaza in recent years).and the Hamas rocket shelling of israeli towns, two university classmates Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish have launched the campaign #JewsandArabsRefusetobeEnemies. Gutman is a 21-year-old Jewish Israeli, while Darwish is a 23-year-old Muslim. The campaign launched in Twitter has gone viral (it can also be accessed at Facebook) and aims to underline the basic human nature of both Peoples and that there is no fundamental reason why they could not live together, in peace and fairness.
Perhaps if, on one side, the messianic dream of Eretz Israel was abandoned and, on the other, atavistic hate was extinguished, the objective of the campaign would have a chance. As things stand, it is unlikely, but not less praiseworthy for trying.
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I can not thank you enough for your post. It is actually exactly the message we need to spread. I am in the midst of forming an organization focused on being publicly unbiased and unpolarized to bring people from either side of the argument together to realize that to ‘choose’ a side in protest, no matter the legitimacy of your personal feelings, is only perpetuating the hostility between these two warring groups of people. I would love to have you involved. If you can, check out my blog manifesto for peace.
Thanks for your kind comment Madison.