An Exhibition of Photographs on the Subject of Coexistence following the Wave of Wildfires in Haifa
27 January 2017, 1 Shevat, 5777
By Domim staff
The traumatic wave of wildfires that hit Haifa in November highlighted the complex relations between Jews and Arabs in the mixed city. Among the flames, a strong sense of social solidarity emerged among all the residents of the city, beyond social and ethnic distinctions. The common disaster brought Jews and Arabs together to confront the damage caused by the fires.
Last week, a photo exhibition called “Human Warmth” was opened in IMPJ's Leo Baeck Center. The exhibition was initiated by the New Israel Fund, Shatil, and the Mossawa Center following the wave of wildfires.
While flames and tempers soared in Haifa, Jewish and Arab photographers observed the rescue, fire-fighting, and security services in action and .
photographed moments of mutual aid, human solidarity, and warmth. The photographs in the exhibition powerfully reflect the heat of the flames as well as human warmth.