To ease tensions between their nations, Iranians and Israelis show some love on Facebook
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As tensions keep rising between Israel and Iran, citizens from both countries have decided to take to the Internet to advocate for love, not war.
The “We Love You” project was launched on Facebook by Ronnie Edri and Michal Tamir, two graphic designers who live in Tel Aviv. They created the logo “Iranians We Love You” and addressed a message of peace directly to Iranians: “I am not scared of you, I do not hate you. […] Sometimes here on television, I see an Iranian man speaking about war. I am certain he does not represent all Iranians.”
In Israel, hundreds of people have posted photos of themselves with the “We Love You” logo. Many have followed suit in Iran, but with photos where they are less recognisable, for fear of reprisals.