aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8682 posts, RR: 43 Posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
***PLEASE KEEP THIS CIVIL***
Maybe it has been mentioned before, but since I didn't find a thread on it and think it deserves one, here is without further ado a feature on the thoughts that some Israeli citizens have on Iran and the current sabre-rattling:
Meet Ronny Edry: an Israeli graphic designer, husband, father of two, and as of a few days ago, friend of the Iranian people. Edry, 41, and his wife, Michal Tamir, 35, are the Israelis responsible for the recent online initiative titled simply, "Iranians, We Love You."
Late last week, Ronny created a digital poster with this message, and added this line: "We will never bomb your country." The backdrop includes a photo of Ronny holding his five-year-old daughter, Ella, who herself holds a small Israeli flag. He posted the image on the Facebook page of the design preparatory school, Pushpin Mehina, that he runs with his wife in Tel Aviv.
With "loose talk" of war between Israel and Iran gaining momentum, the poster struck a nerve among Israelis. Many began sending in their own pictures, creating more posters that they then shared on Facebook. Messages of support poured in. And then Iranians themselves began responding, first in private messages to Ronny and Michal, and then with their own posters, with their own words of peace and love for Israelis.
(the part in bold didn't fit in the topic field, hence the emphasis)
I haven't yet had the chance to read all of it, but this looks absolutely inspiring and encouraging. I very much hope that it makes a difference.
***ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE KEEP THIS CIVIL***
[Edited 2012-03-22 00:50:39]
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
metalinyoni From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1384 times:
The thing is, if the Iranian people loved the Israelis - would it make any difference to Ahmadinejad? He is not the type of chap who listens to the majority wishes of his people. I am certain that a majority of Iranians don't want to get into a nuclear tit-for-tat with anybody let alone the Israelis.
There are a lot of ego's in the corridors of power that are only satisfied with big bangs from bombs or bunga bunga.
Money doesn't make you happy but I would rather cry in a BMW than on public transport.
I think it would. After seeing the past events between him and the establishment, he's nothing more than a puppet of the ruling clerics. I would certainly think that if the theocracy was abolished, the current rhetoric against Israel would cease. That's not to say they would be on friendly terms, but a cold shoulder is better than constant threats.
Quoting metalinyoni (Reply 1): I am certain that a majority of Iranians don't want to get into a nuclear tit-for-tat with anybody let alone the Israelis.
I would disagree. You can relate this with the Iraq war. Did Americans really want to bomb Iraq to the ground? Were we asked to do so? No. It was a decision made by the politicians in DC.
Take North Korea as another example. Do they really want to start a war with South Korea? It would seem that way given that their education has taught them that the South is controlled by other entities, but if the North collapses, you can bet that all of the rhetoric would instantly vanish.
So, in conclusion, I would think that Iranians deep down only follow along with the regime but really want to avoid any confrontation.
"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
flyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2285 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
Out of a duty to serve und protect their citizen, governments do strange things...
I am glad that many people are kind-hearted and take things with a smile. Remembers me of the antisemitic cartoon contest sponsored by Iran some years ago, which was soon followed by a *Israeli* antisemitic cartoon contest. It was really funny.
Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
...mmmmmmmmmm!...here in the US that dynamic seems to have reversed itself. However, as I have stated in past threads on topics such as this...if it were up to the people, I believe "foreign policy" wouldn't exist. We would just coexist. The sad reality is our corrupt and greedy leaders speak with fork tongue and are guilty of intentional tunnel vision resulting in rifts among countries...Sad...
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10875 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 874 times:
Quoting aloges (Thread starter): a feature on the thoughts that some Israeli citizens have on Iran and the current sabre-rattling:
Hundreds of Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest war with Iran
Anti-war protest comes amid growing Facebook campaign linking Israelis and Iranians; campaign leaders: We have nothing to do with the protest rally.
Hundreds of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 841 times:
I really think this is a prime example that the thoughts of the government should not always be associated with the thoughts of the people. In the end, the world is pretty small...we're all trying to survive, enjoy life to the best extent possible, raise our kids in a happy, healthy home, and give them opportunities to succeed. In all my travels around this magnificent world, I have seen the exact same people in Japan, Australia, Namibia, USA, Haiti, Mexico, China, Germany...everywhere. It's unfortunate that people form their opinions of people based on the actions of their governments.