JewishArab Liplocked Picture Over Gaza Goes Viral

Tinejdad, Morocco – While the Israeli attacks on Gaza is still going on for almost three weeks, claiming the lives  at least 900 people so far, the photo of a Lebanese journalist kissing her Jewish boyfriend has gone viral on the Internet. The photo was posted as part of the Jewish-Arab coexistence campaign on Facebook and Twitter.Sulome Anderson, a freelance journalist based in Beirut and daughter of Terry Anderson, the former Middle East bureau chief for the Associated Press, posted a photo of her lip-locked with her American-Israeli boyfriend. The photo, which went viral on social media, generated criticism from social media, but also inspired others to do the same.He calls me neshama, I call him habibi. Love doesn’t speak the language of occupation #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) July 13, 2014In response to the campaign, a twitter user posted a photo of apparently a Jew carrying a young boy on his shoulders with flags of Palestine everywhere in what it looks like a protest.We need more of this. It’s beautiful. #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies— joel rayner (@joe_n1nety) July 22, 2014While many have responded to the campaign and posted their selfies on twitter, many others make fun of the campaign, and responded mockingly to CNN, questioning the ability of such campaign to bring peace to the Middle East and pave the way towards allowing the Palestinians to enjoy their inalienable rights. @cnnivideo @cnni You guys are gullible enough to believe in that propaganda crap— NouvelOrdreMondial (@Nova153) July 24, 2014Another tweet sarcastically reads, “Hi, I’m Palestinian and I don’t have a home or country for some reason?”@cnnivideo @cnni “Jews and Arabs blah blah” Hi, I’m Palestinian and I don’t have a home or country for some reason?— Pita (@PitaDaBest) July 24, 2014Mohammed Mushtaq ruled out the possibility of such campaign to bring peace to the [email protected] @cnni no it can’t, only international sanctions and action against apartheid isreal will.— Mohammed Mushtaq (@mdmushtaq78) July 26, 2014Initiated by Abraham Gutman, an Israeli student living in New York, and his Syrian friend Dania Darwish, the campaign aims at building bonds of friendship and love between Arabs and Jews, using the hash-tag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies.After @SulomeAnderson‘s photo went viral, we spoke to #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies co-creator @abgutman— BBC Trending (@BBCtrending) July 23, 2014 read more

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