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Iranians to Israelis: “We Are Your Friends”

An Israeli Facebook campaign to say to Iranians “We will never bomb your country. We love you” has received an answer from Iranians in the form a corresponding Facebook campaign that says to Israelis, “We are your friends.”

Israeli Ronny Edry and his wife Michal Tamir started the initiative on the Facebook profile for Pushpin Mehina, a small school for graphic design students in Tel Aviv.

The campaign has captured a lot of attention on the internet and even Haaretz, a leading Israeli newspaper in English, wrote that the “online call for peace initiated by an Israeli couple has managed to achieve the support of 1,000 Israelis and Iranians. And it all began with two posters.”

Now Iranians are going an extra mile by pouring their photos and messages onto Facebook on a page called, ‘From Iran for Peace and Democracy‘.

Each photo begins with a first name, followed by: “Israelis, We do not want a nuclear Bomb, We want democracy and peace, we are your Friends.”

Here is Nima's message:

Happy Nowrooz! let it be the beginning of a new era!
We, Iranians, do not want a nuclear bomb!
We, Iranians, do not want a war!
We, Iranians, do not want an Islamic regime!
We, Iranians, do not want to support terrorist groups!
We want democracy!
We want peace!
We want respect!
We want freedom


A toast for peace

Here is Amir's photo:

… and a human rights activist

Ahmad Batebi is a former prisoner of conscience from Iran. During his studies at the University of Tehran he gained international fame for his appearance on the July 17, 1999, cover of The Economist magazine, holding up a shirt splattered with the blood of a fellow protester. Here is his photo.

Perhaps one day Iranains and Israelis can reap, in the real world, what they sowed in the virtual one.

5 comments

  • […] Peace lovers also continue to join a Facebook page that was launched on March 19, 2012 by Israeli Pushpin Mehina (also known as Ronny) that tells Iranians, ‘Israelis love you and will not bomb your country.‘ The page currently has more than 70,000 likes. On the same day, Iranians  launched the Facebook page ‘From Iran for Peace and Democracy‘, which soon started a campaign to tell Israelis, “We are your friends.” […]

  • […] Ireo mpankamamy fandriampahalemana ihany koa dia mitohy manatevina laharana ny pejy Facebook iray izay natombok'ilay Israeliana  Pushpin Mehina (fantatra ihany koa amin'ny hoe Ronny) tamin'ny 19 Martsa 2012 miteny amin'ireo Iraniana fa, ‘Tia anareo ny Israeliana ary tsy handaroka baomba ny firenenareo.‘ Amin'izao fotoana ilay pejy dia manana mpankafy maherin'ny 70.000. Ny androtr'io ihany, nametraka ny pejy Facebook ‘Avy amin'i Iran ho an'ny Fandriampahalemana sy ny Demaokrasia‘, izay tsy ela dia nanomboka fanentanana iray hilazàna amin'ireo Israeliana hoe  “Namanareo izahay.” […]

  • […] طرفداران صلح همچنان به صفحه فیسبوکی می‌پیوندند که در تاریخ 19 مارس 2012 توسط پاشپین مهینا ( Pushpin Mehina) یا همان رانی (Ronny) باز شده که به ایرانی‌ها می‌گوید: “اسرائیلی‌ها شما را دوست دارند و بر سر کشور شما بمب نخواهند ریخت.” تا کنون این صفحه بیش از 70000 لایک خورده است. در همان روز ایرانی‌ها هم صفحه فیسبوکی با عنوان “از ایران برای صلح و دموکراسی” راه‌اندازی کردند که در حقیقت کمپینی هست برای رساندن این پیغام به اسرائیلی‌ها: “ما دوست شما هستیم.” […]

  • […] Fredens vänner fortsätter att gilla Facebook-sidan som startades den 19 mars, 2012, av israeliska Pushpin Mehina (också känd som Ronny), som berättar för iranier att “israeler älskar er och vill inte bomba ert land” [sv]. Sidan har för närvarande fler än 70.000 gillanden. Samma dag startades den iranska Facebook-sidan ‘Från Iran för fred och demokrati‘, som meddelade israelerna “Vi är era vänner.” […]

  • […] Zwolennicy pokoju dołączają się do facebookowej strony, założonej 19 marca 2012 roku przez Izrealczyka Pushpin Mehina (znanego także jako Ronny), która mówi do Irańczyków: „Izraelczycy kochają was i nie zbombardują waszego kraju.” Strona ma obecnie więcej niż 70,000 lajków. Tego samego dnia Irańczycy założyli stronę na Facebooku „Z Iranu dla pokoju i demokracji”, która wkrótce rozpoczęła kampanię przesyłającą wiadomość Izrealczykom „Jesteśmy waszymi przyjaciółmi.” […]

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