• October 6, 2022

[PHOTO] War Between Israelis And Palestinians Erupts Over Facebook Photo Of Morgan Freeman

Actor Morgan Freeman unleashed a virtual faceoff between Israelis and Palestinians and their supporters Tuesday after posting to Facebook a photo of himself in Jerusalem, a photo that he later set as his profile photo.

Palestinian supporters took issue with the photo’s designation as having been taken in “Jerusalem, Israel.” At the same time, pro-Israel commenters celebrated the recognition of Israel’s capital as Jerusalem, contrary to the media and State Department, which usually refer to the city simply as “Jerusalem” with no country designation.

The location of the photo was designated as “Jerusalem, Israel.” (Image via Facebook/MorganFreeman)

Freeman captioned his photo “Jerusalem #StoryOfGod” in reference to his television series for which he traveled around the world.

On the one side of the Facebook fight: supporters of Israel, including the cousin of a controversial Muslim Israeli Knesset member who regularly attacks Israel. “Welcome to the eternal capital of the State of Israel!” Mohammed Zoabi of Nazareth, who has faced threats from fellow Muslims over his pro-Israel stance, wrote.

Michael Dickson, Israel office director for the pro-Israel organization StandWithUs, wrote, “Wonderful photo in Jerusalem, which as everyone knows has been the Jewish capital for over 3,000 years.” “There’s only one Jewish country in the world, Israel, our ancient homeland. It’s also the free-est country in the Middle East so for both those reasons we get some hate. It’s a tough neighborhood. But we tough it out, live our lives freely and try and be a beacon for our neighbors, whose regimes are a little behind the times,” he added.

On the other side were Palestinians and their supporters who took issue with “Jerusalem, Israel.” Ahmad Abuznaid wrote, “There is no Israel state before 1948.. It is the Palestinian capital and an occupied city according to the United Nations.”

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