Within the passing week, Israel has seen huge outbursts of home civilian violence, on high of rocket assaults from Hamas in neighboring Gaza. Unprecedented riots broke up inside Israeli borders, between Jews and Arabs in cities like Lod, Haifa and Jaffa the place Jews and Arabs have at all times cohabitated peacefully facet by facet. Civil unrest which tore on the very cloth of those communities and what makes them such a pleasure to go to and expertise. Locations like Jaffa’s flea market the place Jews and Arabs peddle their items facet by facet surrounded by bars tended by yuppie younger Israelis and hummus eating places expertly doling out their newest batch.

Whereas most manufacturers and business institutions have taken a step again, Harel, Israel’s largest insurance coverage agency, determined to take a stand for coexistence. They created a billboard and print advert marketing campaign with the message “The most effective insurance coverage in opposition to violence is coexistence” in each languages, Hebrew and Arabic. As a result of conserving quiet isn’t an possibility. As Albert Einstein as soon as stated “If I have been to stay silent, I’d be responsible of complicity”.