IRANIANS IN TEL-AVIV
For 3 weeks, 70 buses in the Tel-Aviv area were carrying posters of 12 faces, of Iranians & Israelis that are saying the same message, on mass media. we were targeting the people on the streets, those who don’t have facebook and had never heard about us, so we decided to start with the positive “we love you” slogan.
We advertise. for peace.
I was born and raised in a religious Israeli settlement in the west bank called Immanuel…. If you look on the map, it’s near Nablus
At some point, like many of my friends did, I moved to an ultra orthodox Yeshiva in the city of Bnei Brak. It is concidered a standart phase for those who want to deepen their religious belief – we call it ‘getting stronger’.
When I arrived to the marriage age i knew i have to look outside the Ultra orthodox’s community to find me a life partner. In the ultra orthodox world it’s all about classes and blood line. I wasn’t born to an ultra orthodox family and in their eyes, I wasn’t religious enough for their daughters.
I like the religious world, there is always someone to tell you what to do. sometimes at the Yeshiva it was a bit to much. People can easily turn you into a robot.
I left. I tried to be a Braslev for a while (Jewish Hasidik)…. but it wasn’t for me.
I live in Rishon. Married. A 2 and half little girls.
I’m a taxi driver part of the day, bus driver the other part.
I’m at least 15 hours behind the wheel every day.
Still religious.. Kipa Srouga (embroidered yamaka.. call me a freelance.
–Arie, 36, RISHON LeZion
PEACE it’s VIRAL
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.