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In Israel, singing for social harmony

Under an ink-black sky on the edge of Israel’s border with Gaza, some 3,000 people, strangers to one another, stream in on roads that have brought them from towns and cities across the country. They are religious, secular, right-wing, left-wing. 

Within two hours, these strangers are singing a complicated song about love and protection in three-part harmony. They have come together to take part in the most recent event for Koolulam, a mass singing initiative created with the goal of mending searing social divisions in this country by encouraging people to stand up and make music together. The events are filmed

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