Trending today: Hashtag promoting peace in Middle East goes viral; George Harrison Memorial Tree killed by actual beetles

Published: Jul. 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM EDT
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The viral movement #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies promotes peace between Israel and Palestine...
The viral movement #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies promotes peace between Israel and Palestine and has prompted people from both sides of the conflict to post touching photos on social media. (Photo: Twitter/@SulomeAnderson)

(FOX19) - While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

Social media campaign proves love is stronger than war

A hashtag promoting peace between Israel and Palestine has gone viral.

Two weeks into the escalating conflict, during which more than 500 Gazans and 27 Israelis have been killed, ordinary citizens have joined an international social media campaign against the violence.

People from both sides of the conflict have posted photos with the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies.

Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish, both students at Hunter College in New York, launched the hashtag less than two weeks ago, ABC News reports.

The campaign aims to spread messages of peace and help people understand what's really at stake during war: people.

World cooing over Prince George's first birthday

Prince George of Cambridge turns one on Tuesday, and the royal infant is a trending topic on Twitter.

Two new pictures of the third in line to the throne were released to mark the occasion on Tuesday, BBC reports. They show toddler George fascinated by butterflies at London's Natural History Museum.

In a statement the duke and duchess thanked people for their "warm and generous good wishes".

They are expected to hold a private birthday party for the young prince Tuesday at their Kensington Palace apartment.

George Harrison Memorial Tree killed by actual beetles

Oh, the irony! A tree planted in memory of Beatles great George Harrison died recently after an infestation of beetles.

Yes, the George Harrison tree was killed by beetles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, it was planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of Harrison who spent his last years in Los Angeles.

As of 2013, the pine had grown to more than 10 feet tall.

A councilman told the LA Times that the tree will be "replanted shortly."

Columnist Jimmy Orr tweeted a photo of the plaque next to the tree.

It reads: "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener." It includes a quote from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: "For the forest to be green, each tree must be green"

The buggiest of ironies.

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