‘Israel loves Iran’ Facebook initiative

Haaretz:

New York Times, Washington Post report on the initiative started by two Israelis who sent a Facebook message to Iranians last Thursday saying, ‘We will never bomb your country. We love you.’

A week ago, fear and hatred seemed to dominate the Middle East. Then, a simple online call for peace turned those sentiments upside down – at least briefly.

It's not like the world will change if we say 'I love you,'We're all afraid, but we want to stop a second before it's too late. Can we prevent war? Who knows?"

The trigger was the Facebook message two Israelis sent to Iranians last Thursday: “We will never bomb your country. We love you.” Since then, the website has been swamped with mutual expressions of love and admiration between Israelis and Iranians..

Launched by Roni Edry and his wife Michal Tamir, the initiative was enthusiastically received around the world. It appeared as the main news item on CNN’s website and Al Jazeera. The New York Times and the Washington Post reported about it at length, as did media from Sweden to China. Read more

Categories: Asia, Iran, Israel

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