'Ukuleles for Peace' brings Jewish and Arab teens together in Hawaii

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A group of 12 Israeli and Palestinian teens from the Middle East are traveling the globe and using their ukuleles to promote peace.

Paul Moore, an Israeli Citizen who founded Ukuleles for Peace, explains that "these kids grew up around violence because of daily fights between Palestinians and Israelis."

Adam Sulujon -- an Israeli teen who is involved with the group -- said that if it weren't for this group, he may have never had a Palestinian friend.



A Palestinian teen, Siwar Mansour, agrees with Sulujon. "It has made a change," she said. "Because it changed within my family...within my smaller community of my friends and my family."

Moore started the group 11 years ago because he was "tired of all of the chaos" and he hopes that these kids will help "change the future of their country." He hopes that they will be the peacemakers of the future.

Over 1,000 students and dozens of concerts later, Ukuleles for Peace is bringing Israeli and Palestinian kids together in a unique and heartfelt way.

This isn't the only effort being made to create peace among Israeli and Palestinian teens. The gallery below shows photos of an Israeli Palestinian Peace Camp for teens:

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'Ukuleles for Peace' brings Jewish and Arab teens together in Hawaii
In this photo made Thursday, July 17, 2014, camp counselors Hagai Dfrat, 23, of Israel, left, and Monica Baky of Egypt, talk while walking on the grounds of the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine. Counselors at the lakeside camp that has brought children together from countries at war for more than 20 years, said they are united by fear of the violence raging in the Middle East and a hope that their generation will be the one to end it. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
FILE - In this July 5, 2013 file photo, campers cheer before taking the field for a softball game at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine. Teens areas of conflict attended the camp that is now in its 22nd year of fostering dialog among its participants. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Seeds of Peace camp counselor Eias Khatib, 25, of Palestine, center, talks with a camper in Otisfield, Maine. At summer camps in the Maine woods, the suburbs of Chicago and San Diego, fighting in Israel and Palestine has made for a summer of high tension, tearful calls from home, and unlikely friendships between people who might otherwise identify each other as enemies. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Mostafa, from Cairo, Egypt, right, plays soccer at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine, Friday, July 5, 2013. The summer camp brings together young people from countries at conflict. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Jordanian, Egyptian, and Israeli girls work as a team during a game of volleyball at the Seeds of Peace summer camp in Otisfield, Maine. The camp is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing together kids from countries at conflict. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Daniel, of Israel, right, swings at a ball during a game of cricket at the Seeds of Peace summer camp in Otisfield, Maine. Eitan, a camper from London, center, and counselor Marcus Goldman of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, look on. The camp is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing together kids from countries of conflict. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Seeds of Peace campers from several countries sing the camp song at a flag-raising ceremony, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Otisfield, Maine. The camp has been bringing together young people from countries at conflict for 17 summers in hopes of moving them beyond deep-rooted hatreds. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Israeli Kinneret Wahnich, right, and Meg Richardson, of Kents Hill, Maine, hug after their team scored a point during a game of volleyball at the Seeds of Peace camp in Otisfield, Maine, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. The camp is dedicated to bringing together teenagers from warring countries and cultures. (AP Photo/Shawn Patrick Ouellette)
Campers at Seeds of Peace sing the Seeds of Peace song after the flag raising ceremony at the camp in Otisfield, Maine, Wednesday, June 23, 2004. Wednesday marked the opening ceremonies at the camp for Middle East Youths designed to nurturing lasting friendships across national divides. (AP Photo/Shawn Patrick Ouellette)
Badawi Qawasmi, left, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, discusses the Gaza pullout with fellow Seeds of Peace summer camp alumni, from left, Mariam Kamel of Egypt, Adam Petra from Israel, and Heidi Boctor of Egypt, Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, in Otisfield, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Seeds of Peace campers, left to right, Hashem, of Jordan, Amit, of Israel, Marian, of Palestine, Hannah, of the United States, Rishi, of India, Nur, of Pakistan, and Monica, of Egypt, walk along a road at the camp, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Otisfield, Maine. The camp has been bringing together young people from counties at conflict for 17 summers.The camp has been bringing together young people from countries at conflict for 17 summers in hopes of moving them beyond deep-rooted hatreds. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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