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Israelis and Iranians Use Facebook to Send Message of Love and Peace, Not War

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Israel Loves Iran

I came across a video this morning that made me bawl the second I pressed play. It features a man named Ronny, a 41-year-old “father, graphic designer and teacher” who has started a Facebook campaign, Israel-Loves-Iran, in response to the threat of war between the two nations. Ronny created the poster that inspired the movement (left) by pasting the message “Iranians, we will never bomb your country. We love you.” to a photo of him and his daughter. He uploaded it to Facebook on March 15th, and since then others have created their own posters, many featuring families with young children.

Ronny says he speaks for all the mothers, fathers and children in his country who do not want war and says he believes the people in Iran must feel the same way. On his YouTube page, Ronny writes, “I’m not an official representative of my country. but I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my families, 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.” Though Facebook is banned in Iran, some responses have snuck through, illustrating that the Iranian people want peace, too.

Watch Ronny’s moving video below; you’ll notice that at the end he asks for donations in order to purchase advertising space to share his message all around the world, including on the video screens in Times Square. He’s already surpassed his $7500 goal on IndieGogo with 43 days left to go in the campaign. When the video ends, click through some of the beautiful peace posters created by both Israelis and Iranians, and even one sent from the US:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYjuUoEivbE[/youtube]

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  • Founder Ronny with his Daughter 1 of 18
    Founder Ronny with his Daughter
    "To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people."
  • From Israel 2 of 18
    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
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    From Israel
  • From Iran 14 of 18
    From Iran
    Facebook is banned in Iran, but somehow Iranians have managed to upload a few images to the Israel Loves Iran page. They follow this image, and you'll notice they have no photos on them unlike the posters from Israel, since the Iranians who made them don't want to be caught.
  • From Iran 15 of 18
    From Iran
    I love you too my friends.
  • From Iran 16 of 18
    From Iran
    I will fight for peace and friendship.
  • From Iran 17 of 18
    From Iran
    Peace.
  • From Denver 18 of 18
    From Denver
    The movement comes to American soil. I think we'll see more US involvement in this social media meme over the next few days.

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