Campaign of love and friendship between Israelis and Iranians

Publicado en Apuntes Urbanos

The possibility of direct messaging through internet and social media surpassing the official channels is hopeful and moving. This is from 972mag:

On Saturday night, an Israeli couple – two graphic designers named Ronnie Edri and Michal Tamir – decided to cut across the growing anxiety and fear over the possibility of an Israel-Iran war, and address Iranian citizens directly. They created a slogan you can impose over your profile picture or any picture of your choice:

(...) some added messages of their own; as these are also being enthusiastically copied and reproduced, it’s hard to establish authorship, but one of the more popular ones ran:

To the Iranian people
To all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters

For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate.
I’m not afraid of you, I don’t hate you.
I don t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian…Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude.

I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war.
I’m sure he does not represent all the people of Iran.
If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you …be sure he does not represent all of us.

I’m not an official representative of my country. I’m a father and a teacher. I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my family, my students, my friends and in the name of all these people …we love you.
We mean you no harm.
On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.

To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people.
And then came the response:

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2 comentarios:

Sil dijo...


Fabián dijo...

Oh, no, vos no también con esto!!

Es una estupidez al cuadrado. Ya era mogólica la idea israelí. No podés "amar" a los iraníes. Te pueden gustar. Y nadie quiere bombardear sus ciudades, sólo destruir su programa nuclear.

Pero el creador de esos afiches "iraníes" es un iraní que vive en Canadá! Quién mierda es? El día que Ahmadinejad y Khamenei se pongan a hacer afiches de "I love Israel" empezamos a hablar.

Por Dios.... es para pegarles en la cabeza con una frutilla.