SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT IN WAR-TIMES: #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

The world has changed. Transparency and fast information increased since social media came alive. People report via twitter from Gaza. Send photos via instagram from the Ukraine. Post opinions. And as always, it’s not easy to find out what’s real and what’s fake. What’s the truth and what’s utter propaganda.

Now, while the world looks at one of the most recent conflicts in Gaza and Israel, social media shows that there are indeed people who refuse to be enemies.

They hashtag their posts, tweets and messages with #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies.

Here are a few of them:

CNN-correspondent Samuel Burke presented a graphic that shows where the hashtag is and was trending so far.

Abraham Gutman, whose jewish, and Arab Dania Darwish – both students in New York City – invented the project #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. With a photo that shows them kissing each other.

On July 10, a special Facebook-page was started. The information-text simply says: “Jews and Arabs against the hate and incitement. Join us.”

 

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