As the fighting between Israel and Palestine continues, people all over the world are hoping for a cease-fire and for peace in Gaza. In acknowledgement of this wish for a truce, two men of different religious faiths made a public plea as they stood together holding signs in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday.
One man's sign reads, "I'm Jewish and I'm from Israel." The other man holds a cardboard sign as well, but his reads, "I'm Muslim and I'm from Palestine." Together, they hold a sign in the middle that reads, "Why can't we all just get along?" Their poignant request, which was first publicly uttered by Rodney King in 1991, after riots broke out in Los Angeles following the acquittal of police officers charged with brutally beating King. More than two decades have passed since King made his statement, and his words continue to resonate.
Now, the photograph of the two men has gone viral. After it was shared on the Facebook page of the nonprofit youth organization Do Something with theRead More »from Photo Calling for Peace in Israel and Gaza Goes Viral