Ukuleles for peace IZRAEL

Ukuleles for peace IZRAEL

The sounds of unity.

What does Hawaii have in common with Israel? When it comes to the group “Ukuleles for Peace” – more than meets the eye. Ukulele – a four stringed Hawaiian musical instrument  is used in this case not only for artistic purposes, but also as a tool to teach tolerance, respect, understanding and peace. Young Jews and Arabs succeed at what adults have not been able to do for many years of an ongoing conflict: By playing music together, they get to learn about their different cultures and form a relationship without any stereotypical prejudice. Moreover, children of both nationalities involve their families in trips, picnics and concerts, encouraging friendship and intercultural dialog. For many, these activities play a major role in their Arab- Jewish social interaction. ”Ukuleles for Peace” was created by Paul Moore and Daphna Orion – a couple, who via music found a great way to promote social solidarity in their environment. The common goal gathers children from 7 to 19 years of age and motivates their families to spread the idea of universal friendship, which is an essential pillar of peace in the world. Dana, a 15 years U.F.P. teen says: “We are a big happy family...”and  continues: “ Be sure that I will share this happiness with the world”