Why Israelis Love Iranians

How could Israelis love Iranians? This compelling video points a simple truth: how can you hate someone you don't know? Could this be a game changer?

Such an approach can, and should be, applied to any culture. It's a beginning, and much is at stake.

From PRI's The World:

For the first time, Israelis went out to protest on Saturday night against an attack on Iran. About a thousand people turned up for the demonstration in Tel Aviv. Intentionally or not, the event got a boost from a couple who launched an anti-war campaign on Facebook a little over a week ago.

Israeli teacher and graphic designer, Rony Edry, 41, says he didn't plan on launching a movement of any kind. But one thing just led to another. Edry designed a poster, picturing himself standing in a white shirt, holding his 4 year-old daughter with an Israeli flag in her hand. Written below them in big print is the message: "Iranians. We will never bomb your country. We love you."

"I think these guys show that we have a lot of intelligent people in Israel who don't accept everything at face value," Javedanfar said. "They, much like other Israelis, don't want a nuclear Iran, are against the regime's policies toward Israel, but don't want to make 73 million enemies in Iran. They want to make 73 million friends in Iran."
Besides, Javadanfar said the last thing the Iranian regime wants is for its public to begin to question three decades of propaganda that has demonized Israelis.

More like this

At this point, one has to wonder if there are any sane people left in the Bush Administration. In the New Yorker, Sy Hersh describes the run up to the next war: A former intelligence officer said, "We told Israel, 'Look, if you guys have to go, we're behind you all the way. But we think it…
This post was co-authored by Ali Arab, Ph.D., an assistant professor of statistics at Georgetown University. We are living in a global society driven by innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Success depends upon free access to information and unfettered research by scholars. Yet targeted…
more random thoughts on iran Nuclear Mangos has a summary of the summaries on Iran and the NIE So, it appears that the White House doesn't know when it knew about Iran. It also appears that the key intelligence leading the US to conclude the Iranians do not actually have such a program was a…
Jonathan Hari of TNR bravely went undercover and joined a cruise hosted by the National Review. That is a heroic sacrifice on behalf of the Coalition of the Sane, and no amount of satire could do that lunacy justice. But Norman "the blood of GIs is better than Viagra" Podhoretz brought up that…