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Palestinian Objections Cause Cancelation of Peace Walk with Israelis

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A Palestinian and Israeli boy hug in this StandWithUs billboard, reminding viewers that Israel Needs a Partner for Peace.

A Bethlehem event aimed at fostering more peaceful Israeli-Palestinian relations as well as broader interfaith dialogue was canceled due to Palestinians’ objections to Israelis’ involvement, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The “Bethlehem Walk,” planned for Oct. 5, was nixed after Palestinian youth activists condemned the event as “normalization” with Israel and accused the Jewish state of “desecrating our holy city and sites,” according to the Post. Organizers said they called off the march “out of respect for the feeling of all those who were outraged” by it.

The march’s mission was to “change and acknowledge basic common grounds and sow the seeds of understanding and acceptance.”

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