IRAN LOVES ISRAEL
IRAN LOVES ISRAEL
Thousands of children lost their fathers. More graveyards in Iran had to be built during the war. Nearly everyday for eight years, we heard the red sirens telling us that another bomb was coming! Yes, I am an Iranian, and when I talk about war I know, first hand, what war is and the results of war and hatred. Oh my God, now another war with no reason is coming? Not with Iraq, but with another neighbor country called Israel? This fear and dread of another war is our daily routine in Iran. The war between Iran and Iraq was started based on our government’s decisions and was stopped by the government as well.? We, as ordinary people, were not given a chance to understand the reasons for the war with Iraq, but still, we were routinely sent into battle to be killed.
Iran and Israel, we say, “Please just wait! Give us more time to get to know each other!” We are our own ambassadors. I believe that we must have a reason to hate, but we don’t need a reason to love! I have no reason to hate Israelis, and since I don’t need a reason to love Israelis, I LOVE ISRAELIS.
Once again loud and clear, ‘We are ready to live in peace! We are NOT ready to die in a ‘no-reason-bloody-war’ between two neighboring countries that are supposed to be friends and love each other!
– Majid and Tannaz
PEACE starts with the people, one person at a time. Today it’s easier than ever to connect and reach out to one another. We can talk, we can meet, and we can start a new friendship without even leaving our homes just by the click of a button. One new person, One new connection. Peace is when we see and treat each other as people. All we have to do is talk.
I was born in Cairo, Egypt.
My mum is from the Philippines and my dad from Ghana.
I’m an Israeli
At the age 6, we moved to Israel. we lived in Jaffa, surrounded by Jews, Arabs and other international kids from my school.
In 2006, for just one month, the ministry of interior set a law: All kids that came before the age of 10 and were living in Israel for over 10 years, could get a citizenship.
I was a perfect match!
After years of living in fear, hiding from everyone, i could finally SETTLE DOWN, walk the streets with confidence, create myself a real home.
–Cynthia, 26, TelAviv
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