Actors, artists, musicians, chefs, journalists, sportswomen and men, unite their voices for the love of Jerusalem.
Famous Palestinians have starred in a video expressing their love for the city of Jerusalem.
“Why do I love Jerusalem?” the opening sequence of the short video reads, in a message that is translated into English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The monochrome clip features Mohamed Hadid, businessman and father of models Gigi and Bella, as well as BAFTA-winning filmmaker Farah Nabulsi, whose short film was also nominated for an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, chef Fadi Kattan, mountaineer Mostafa Salameh and actors Yasmine Al Massri and Eyas Younis, among other celebrities.
From its food to its people, diversity and “the smell of the morning,” the figures all came together to reminisce about what makes Jerusalem so special.
Their messages are delivered in Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Russian, Serbian and Spanish, highlighting the global nature of the Palestinian diaspora.
“O Jerusalem, we love you! Palestinian Personalities from around the world share their message of love and solidarity for Jerusalem. A message of Unity, love and hope for justice and peace for all. Seventeen Palestinians from different backgrounds get together in a simple message of love to Jerusalem. Actors, artists, musicians, chefs, journalists, sportswomen and men, unite their voices for the love of this historic city,” the caption of the video reads.
The snippets are set against a reworking of the song Mawtini, which served as the de facto national anthem of Palestine until 1996, when an official anthem was created.