NOT READY TO DIE IN YOUR WAR
We are millions of people who will be hurt. Will be drafted, will have to fight, lose our lives, our relatives. We, parents from Tel Aviv and Teheran, will have to run with our children to the shelters and pray the missiles will miss us. But they will fall somewhere, on someone. Those last few days the sound of war is becoming louder. So once again, load and clear, we are saying – NO to this war, We are saying to the people of Iran: We Love You”
ONCE AGAIN, WITHIN HOURS
The page received thousands of Likes and supporting comments. Hundreds of people from all over the world started sending their pictures with the same message.
In the first campaign, Iranians living in Iran were afraid to reveal themselves.
Not this time!
They posted their photos with this same loving message,
confidently facing the camera, stating their names, and even the city they live in.
-The first question that comes to mind is: why is your name written in Hebrew on your FB profile?
-The answer is that I’m Jewish.
Jewish people are not common in Iran. In fact, there are only 8750 Jews in the entire country.
It’s hard to really make friends here because we are so few and people misunderstand who we are and what we do. School was really hard for me.
I meet most of my friends online.
-Why did you change your profile picture to one that represents marriage equality?
-To me, it’s important to fight for LGBTQ rights because being gay in Iran is an offense punishable by death. I’m not afraid of the penalty. Freedom is the most important human right to me and I’m not going to give up fighting for it—no matter the consequences. Many other young Iranians feel the same.
-I see that you post lot of stuff about Israel on your wall, why is that?
-It’s because I’m a Zionist!
-I’m a humanist, I’m Jewish, I fight for LGBTQ rights, and I’m an Iranian who believes in Israel’s right to exist.
-What does it mean for you to be a Zionist?
-It means that I see Israel as my true homeland. I hope to even make Aliyah one day.
-How do you imagine your new life in Israel?
-To feel free and safe among the people that I belong to. I’ve never experiences Freedom, Democracy, Justice in Iran.
-Can you imagine yourself coming to Israel and having to serve in the army?
-I’d be glad to join the military. It would be an honor for me to serve in the IDF.
-How about Bibi, what do you think about him?
-I support Likud party and Prime Minister Netanyahu and his policies.
-So you’re a Likudnik living in Tehran?
-Would you miss anything in Iran if you moved to Israel?
-Sure. My friends
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.