Despite living in a region afflicted by violence and occupation, these Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian singers and musicians joined together to perform the Hebrew-Arabic song "Hevenu Shalom Aleinu" (We Brought Peace Upon Us) - "Ma Ana Ajmal Min Salam" (There is Nothing More Beautiful Than Peace).
Sung in both Hebrew and Arabic (English subtitles provided), this Middle-Eastern jazzy peace song inspires us to overcome stereotypes and see the common humanity of Israelis and Palestinians. Let the power of music, song and dance overcome hate, racism and demagoguery.
If you ask yourself "what can I do for peace in the Middle East" - you can 1) start by emailing the link to your family and friends, especially any Jew or Arab among your acquaintances, and 2) join an interfaith group in your area, and 3) plan to visit Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and meet face2face with Israelis and Palestinians.
Our song was performed by the following singers (in order of appearance):
Jewish-Israelis - Leah Shabat, Shlomo Gronich, Zehavah Ben, Eli Luzon.
Palestinians - Sahmir Shukri, Nivine Jaabri, Elias Julianos, Lubna Salame