This weekend OneVoice Israel is launched one of its strongest viral campaigns through social media sites like Facebook and online newspapers like Ma’ariv and YNET. 100’s of Israelis contributed their visions for 2018 by writing headlines for the future. Headlines included visions such as “War!: The World Cup 2018 Final Tonight: Israel Against Palestine” and “Another border opens: The public is invited to tour in Palestine.”
OneVoice Palestine took their campaign to the streets partnering with the municipalities of Jenin, Nablus, Hebron and Bethlehem to create mass murals of 2018 visions. The purpose of the project, OVP Executive Director Samer Makhlouf reminds us, “Was to inspire the youth of Jenin to play a role in the building of their state. Contributions made by youths inspire not only themselves but the rest of the community. They put something on the mural that was honest, true and personal. It was their vision, for their future, for their city. The first mural in Jenin has just been completed. It depicts images of urban development and economic prosperity.
OneVoice’s Imagine 2018 campaign is changing the conversation on the ground. Instead of focusing on the past, OneVoice is creating a more constructive, future-oriented discourse. Politicians and influencers in the Middle East and around the world are joining in. Tony Blair, Her Majesty Queen Noor and Jason Alexander are just a few international personalities lending their support and visions to this campaign.
Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, redacted by Adeena Schlussel.