Madonna posts photo of kissing Jew, Arab on Instagram

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — American pop star Madonna has angered supporters of Israel and the Palestinians by posting on Instagram a photo of a Palestinian and a Jew about to kiss.

The photo posted Sunday shows a Jewish man with sidecurls and wearing a large white knitted kippa of the Rabbi Nachman movement and an Arab man wearing a traditional Arab keffiyah. Their eyes are closed, noses nearly touching as the lean in for a kiss.

The photo’s caption reads “This image is . ❤#rebelhearts,” which is the title of her new album.

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Among the responses on Instagram: “I see two men one Muslim perhaps and one Jewish together sharing a moment of peace. Can’t we just all get along without discussing religious beliefs ?” and “I’m arab, and I found this great! People have the right to be whoever they want to be and be who they really are…” and “If this pic portraying love between two human beings is ‘causing a commotion’ …YOU PEOPLE HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS. GET A LIFE!!! IT’S LOVE, IT’S HUMAN.”

Another response said:   “I don’t understand all the ppl here say it’s not possible I’m Jewish from Israel my boyfriend is Arab Muslim and we live together for 3 years now!”

Madonna has posted other controversial photos with the tag #rebelhearts.

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