Communist Party of Israel

Shocked by the unprecedented scenes of violence between Jews and Arabs over recent days, thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Thursday, May 13 to push back and call for calm and peaceful coexistence. Among them were many activists from Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel. In West Jerusalem, hundreds rallied with the Yad b’Yad (Hand in Hand) organization at the Oranim junction in the south of the city and at the former Mashbir department store in the downtown area. Hand in Hand is a non-profit organization that runs several Jewish-Arab schools, including one in Jerusalem. Preparing for a mass demonstration for Jewish-Arab solidarity and coexistence, pupils from the Yad b’Yad school in Jerusalem paint a huge banner in Hebrew and Arabic: “Equality and security for all Jerusalem residents.” (Photo: Yad b’Yad) Earlier in the day, some 300 school principals and educators rallied for coexistence and against violence…

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Nationwide, Jews and Arabs Rally Together vs. Internecine Violence