J Street Launches Valentine's Campaign to Push Mideast Peace

Campaign features cards with snarky taglines like, 'Let's be friends with benefits. I'll give you access to my holy sites.'

J Street, the "political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans," on Thursday launched a Valentine's Day campaign for supporters of a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.

Called "Two State Valentines," the campaign comprises 11 snarky online "cards" that play on the pursuit of Middle East peace. J Street launched the campaign as a Buzzfeed Community post, but has also featured parts of it on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

The brightly colored cards feature illustrated images of couples with suggestive taglines that refer to thorny issues from the Middle East peace process.

"Let's be friends with benefits. I'll give you access to my holy sites," reads one card.

Others say things like, "I'll grant you a short term presence in my Jordan Valley"; "If things work out, you can have relations with 22 of my friends!"; and "By the wayI'm into land swapping."

Meanwhile, J Street President Jeremy Ben Ami tweeted that he landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday. He said he will spend the week with a J Street mission pushing for a two-state solution.

View the entire "Two State Valentines" campaign here. Users can also submit their own Valentines on Twitter using #2StateValentines.
 

via Buzzfeed.com