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A Hard-Hitting Message From The Israel-Palestine Conflict: "We Don't Want You Here"

Family members of fallen victims appear in this new PSA condemning the conflict.

Over the last couple of weeks, fighting between Israel and Hamas, has seen Israel hit more than 2,000 targets in Gaza and Hamas launch nearly 1,500 rockets at Israel. There has been high-profile deaths of children and now the reported launch of ground troops.

In the midst of the tragedy, an organization called Palestinian Israeli Bereaved Families for Peace and agency BBR Saatchi & Saatchi Israel, have weighed in on the ongoing conflict. In the new PSA, Palestinians and Israelis repeat the seemingly inflammatory phrase "We don't want you here." In the end, though, it's revealed to be a plea from people who have lost family members to the violence, for no one on either side of the conflict to join their ranks.

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  • David Buchalter

    Sorry, HAMAS doesnt want peace! In fact the more of their people that die the better! Then they can launch their propaganda War which is MUCH more important to them. And unfortunately, the black Muslim POTUS doesnt supports Israel, they have few friends in this world. Israel has to finish off HAMAS. Then there is a chance for peace!!

  • mitzner.jay

    I support Israel but I find your "black Muslim POTUS" canard both ignorant and despicable. Never has military co-operation between the US and Israel then it has been under Obama. You sound very bold and blood thirsty from the safe chair behind your PC.

  • petetravels

    Love the ad, except that for the casual observer, it makes it look like an even conflict between two warring sides.

    But here are the actual figures as of today (since they will rise): almost 300 palestinians dead, mostly civilians; and a handful of Israelis dead.

    In fact, try googling "Gaza Death Toll", and see what you happens.

    You can also search "btselem gaza" for reports and context to the conflict from israel's best know human rights organization.

  • Why is this surprising? If an entire people worship death, they will behave in a way to attach themselves to it. They bring up their children to idolize and dream of death as an exalted experience and to sacrifice one's life on this ideal.

    What other people will phone civilians from the enemy side in order to protect their civilians and warn of impending attack? Why do civilians crowd around missile launchers? Why do the resistance fighters not urge them away - to a safe distance if they loved life so much?

    A love of death is the reason for the disparity of numbers. Understand the facts here.

  • nachumbundak

    The are many differences between Israelis and the Palestinians. The "Gaza Toll" has no meaning when someone wants to kill you, Just as Hamas wants to kill the Israelis. The truth is that Hamas hides rockes in schools, in mosques and in hospitals.

    Hamas hides behind civilians and shoots rockes at Israel from houses. The organizations you pointed out is only made to slander Israel.

    Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzvhvOcWEs http://news.yahoo.com/unrwa-investigates-rockets-found-gaza-school-140413174.html

  • I'm afraid propaganda has jaded your views on humanitarianism. No military will bomb a house holding bombs, no military is unable to tell the difference between kids playing ball and so-called threats. Neither party is completely innocent apart from those being killed over to extremist military groups fighting a political and religious battle against each other. What may have happened in the past over this land, has nothing to do with the people currently staying there. Look at countries like South Africa that have over-come battles of racially motivated separation, to becoming one of the worlds most diverse cultural countries where all races now live in harmony!

  • reneezen

    Grace.

    Thank you.

    At the first interfaith "event" I attended (focused on Palestine and Israel), I shocked the poor man sitting next to me. He said something to me about justice. I told him there was no such thing...not unless you can return one dead child to their mother's arms. We've got to stop expecting justice. It's not coming.

    Peace is an act of Creation, not reparation. This "campaign" brings that home.

  • reneezen

    Grace.

    Thank you.

    At the first interfaith "event" I attended (focused on Palestine and Israel), I shocked the poor man sitting next to me. He said something to me about justice. I told him there was no such thing...not unless you can return one dead child to their mother's arms. We've got to stop expecting justice. It's not coming.

    Peace is an act of Creation, not reparation. This "campaign" brings that home.

  • I'm sure no civilian wants to be in this war, but the rockets have got to stop. "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us." - Golda Meir, 1957

  • petetravels

    For other quotes from Israeli leaders, use google:

    1. "There is a huge gap between us (Jews) and our enemies *not just in ability but in morality, culture, sanctity of life, and conscience. They are our neighbors here, but it seems as if at a distance of a few hundred meters away, there are people who do not belong to our continent, to our world, but actually belong to a different galaxy." Israeli president Moshe Katsav. The Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2001

    2. "The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more".... Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel at the time - August 28, 2000. Reported in the Jerusalem Post August 30, 2000

    3. " [The Palestinians are] beasts walking on two legs." Menahim Begin, speech to the Knesset, quoted in Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts". New Statesman, 25 June 1982.

    4. "The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." "

  • Jiahua Lam

    Israel has built a prison complex around Palestine. How would you like it if someone surrounded your hometown with a giant wall, checkpoints, tanks, and guns, and then greeted you with responses such as "You can have peace as long as you stay within your prison." Faith based claims to Jerusalem don't work, because Islam claims those places as Holy as well. Political compromise fails because both sides are entrenched in their religious and ethnic extremism. Golda Meir is wrong. Peace will come when both sides start realizing they have to share the land under one flag. One-state solution.

    It's juvenile to shift sole blame for the conflict to Palestinians and Arabs. Israel has blood on its hands too. The past is the past. The present is the present. And the future is not the past or the present. There is no divinely promised land--only land. How will you share it? In blood or in peace?

  • nachumbundak

    The "prison" was made in order for them to stop trying to kill the Israelis. What would you do if there were so many people in one place who SWORE to kill you and your family? Hamas swore to do this to the Israelis. What would you do If people shoot rockets to your cities and didn't want to stop (no matter what you offer them)?

    Read a little more on the current war: http://www.vosizneias.com/171766/2014/07/17/cairo-egypt-blames-hamas-for-idfs-ground-offensive/