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

Arab and Jewish Youth Unite Through Music in Hawaii

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

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