Coronavirus Crisis Brings Israel and Arab World Together, at Least Online

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The Israeli Foreign Ministry has been receiving messages of solidarity from across the Arab world as the coronavirus crisis intensifies, including messages like, “May Allah protect you.”

Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that the messages came in response to a social media post by the ministry, which showed a photo of three employees making heart signs with their hands.

The accompanying Arabic-language text read, “This is a message to you from Israel: We pray to Allah to protect the inhabitants of Arab countries.”

“The coronavirus that is spreading intensely in the world these days knows no borders, religions, and nationalities,” it added. “We are all human beings; we are all brothers.”

The post was viewed by approximately four million people in Arab countries, and received responses such as, “May Allah protect you and bless you.”

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