Hundreds of Israelis March in Tel Aviv Against War with Iran

Last week, graphic designers Ronny Edry and his wife, Michal Tamir, unknowingly began a Facebook phenomenon when they uploaded a poster depicting Edry and his daughter with the words, “Iranians, we will never bomb your country, we [heart] you.”

That one image sparked a movement, with hundreds, if not thousands, of images sent from Israel, Iran, and elsewhere in the world, in support of their message.

“My Israeli friends, I do not hate you; I do not want war. love, Peace,” read many Iranian posters that were posted by Iranians to the new group page.

“Dear Israeli Friends and World! Iranians love peace and we hate hate!…and we don’t need any Nuclear Power to show it!” one poster caption stated.

“I’m from Iran and love your idea and your efforts against war and for peace. I am really happy to get to know you and people like you, and hope to find more people like you. Here in Iran the situation is complicated and many people hate the governments and their bullshit,” another anonymous Iranian wrote in a poster he published.

This past Saturday hundreds of Israelis marched from Tel Aviv’s Habima Square to the city’s Meir Park to protest against the possible Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The march was not endorsed by the leaders of the Facebook campaign.

 

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