OneVoice Israel youth leaders hold a banner reading, "Stop Freezing the Negotiations. Melt the ice and demand negotiations!" as around 40 people participated in flash mob yesterday in Zion Square, Jerusalem.
New York, January 26, 2012—OneVoice Israel activists organized a flash mob yesterday, freezing in place in Zion Square in central Jerusalem drawing attention to the urgent need to thaw negotiations and move the process for the two-state solution forward.
As informal negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian representatives in Amman, Jordan drew nearer to their deadline, around three dozen youth leaders from around the country froze in various positions at noon yesterday. Amidst banners demanding a return to productive negotiations and alluding to the need for a settlement freeze, the stunt enticed sympathetic onlookers similarly frustrated by the political stalemate to join as well, swelling the number of participants to over 40.
Zahava Gal-On and Nitzan Horowitz, both Members of Knesset from the New Movement-Meretz party, and Raleb Majadele, a Labor Party MK, also participated in the event, taking the opportunity to show their discontent with the current state of negotiations and the relationship between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.