"A little girl who sent us a message that in her school they forced her to trample on Israel's flag. Then when she saw Roni and our daughter it was very difficult for her...Iranians see our page and break down with excitement. They always thought we hated them. The power of this initiative is that it bypasses governments," she says.
An Iranian landscape architect named Majid began an equivalent Iranian initiative, opening a Facebook page called "Iran loves Israel." He says he heard about the Israeli page on a free radio station broadcasting to Iran from Prague, and immediately joined in.
"The responses to the page were extraordinary," says Majid, 34, a father of two. "Don't forget the Internet in Iran is blocked and it's very difficult to surf. I had no reason to think the Israelis were bad people, but in recent days I've found them to be very civilized," he says.