Sunday, April 07, 2013

Video: Israelis and Palestinians Working Together, Every Day, Towards Peace

The Missing Peace blog has a post, VIDEO: Peace is Dependent on the People and a video in response to Obama's recent speech during his trip to Israel.

For all the apparent change in Obama's attitude and new good will, Obama still appears to be stuck on some anti-Israel stereotypes:
US Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that progress in the peace process was up to the people of Israel and the Palestinians.

President Obama during his visit to Israel repeated this. He said during his address at the Jerusalem International Convention Center that ‘peace must be made among peoples not just governments’.

...As a result of Palestinian propaganda and biased media reporting, a simplified and even distorted picture has emerged about the reality in the West Bank. Some even believe that this reality is comparable to the Apartheid system that existed in South Africa. This false claim has subsequently led to efforts to boycott Israel or Israeli products.

In the West Bank however, there exists a different reality. In this reality Israeli Jews and Palestinians Arabs have been able to overcome the wider conflict and have succeeded to establish normal relations.
Read the whole thing.

One example of this is the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion along highway 60 between Jerusalem and Hebron, one of the many places where Jews and Palestinian Arabs work side-by-side. Missing Peace is working on a documentary on the missing perspective on this relationship.

Here is the trailer to that documentary:

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