How a misguided American is trying to achieve peace in the Middle East with a dating app

2015-05-19 18.25.16
Two households, both alike in dignity/In fair Verona, where we lay our scene/From ancient grudge break to new mutiny… The creators of Verona, an app that purports to bring Israelis and Palestinians together through the now well-established method of Tinder-style swiping, certainly got one thing right when they picked the name. No place on Earth is more riven with ancient grudges than the Middle East. But borrowing from the Prologue to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet breaks down when you recall that while Verona was the setting for the great love affair – spoiler – the couple die in the end. The…

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