But as he eventually revealed to me, he’d witnessed a bus bombing during his time in Israel. As the region exploded into war, we started to come closer together in our opinions given the fact that we both share critical values: respect and concern for human life.He lived in Israel for some time and has dual citizenship.My mother is Lebanese, and as a journalist, I am partly based in Beirut.I wrote those words on a piece of paper, kissed my boyfriend, snapped a picture, and posted it on the group’s Facebook page.
Love doesn’t speak the language of The photo has been retweeted over 1,400 times. More and more people have posted their own pictures illustrating the message, but that image of me kissing my boyfriend has become the face of a rapidly growing internetcampaign.
My journalist friend suggested we post the photo because he’s intimately familiar with the biggest stumbling block we’ve faced in our relationship: politics.
My boyfriend is Jewish, raised in an orthodox family, and I’m half Lebanese.
Last week we were on vacation and, at the suggestion of a journalist friend, added a photo of us together in support of what was then a little-known initiative called Jews and Arabs Refuse to be Enemies.
I’ve worked in the Palestinian refugee camps scattered across Lebanon, so I’ve seen the desperate circumstances many Palestiniansface.So, in the days leading up to the war, mounting tension between Israel and Hamas was a frequent topic of discussion between Jeremy and me.