This image of the two men went viral after it was first shared on the Facebook page of DoSomething.org. (Facebook …In a world with big problems, it is often the small gestures that make the loudest noise.
As the world remains gripped with fear, praying a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas with take hold, a small but poignant appeal for peace captured the attention of the online community.
The simple photograph showed two men standing in midtown Manhattan holding cardboard signs.
One sign reads, "I'm Jewish and I am from Israel."
Another reads, "I'm Muslim and I am from Palestine."
Together the men hold a third sign: "Why can't we all just get along?"
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The message, intentionally or otherwise, echoed the famous comment made by Rodney King during the 1991 Los Angeles race riots.
The image of the two men went viral after it was first shared on the Facebook page of DoSomething.org, a nonprofit organization promoting youth involvement. In one day, the image had been liked more than 24,000 times.
Hundreds of comments attached to the photo, many of them celebrating the message. Other comments, however, attacked one group or the other, even suggesting an escalation of violence in the Middle East.