Israeli, Iranian Publics Protest for Peace



Amid the “loose talk of war” over Iran’s potential nuclear weapons program, Israelis and Iranians have tried to speak out for peace and distance themselves from the rhetoric of their leaders. A public opinion survey conducted in Israel showed that only 19% of Israelis believe Israel should strike Iran’s nuclear facilities without the support of the U.S., and 34% think that Israel should not strike Iran under any circumstances. On Saturday, hundreds of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv (with similar rallies in over 15 cities in England) to protest against the possibility of war with Iran.

The protests followed an unaffiliated Facebook campaign (initiated by the video below) in which Israelis and Iranians exchanged pictures of themselves with the statement: “Israelis/Iranians, we will never bomb you. We [heart] you.”

 

We Love Iran video Clip

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Katharine Nasielski

About Katharine Nasielski

Katharine Burd Nasielski is the Communications Associate at the RAC and was an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant from 2011-2012. She graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University and is originally from Philadelphia, PA where she is a member of Society Hill Synagogue.

4 Responses to “Israeli, Iranian Publics Protest for Peace”

  1. Nancy Ross-Ascuitto Reply April 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    How do I become involved in this peace movement?

  2. Further thoughts. I was too hasty in saying there are no references to Iranis in your story. But how many Israelis and Iranis tok part in the Facebook program?

  3. Correction: public opinion, not pulic.

  4. Your headline mentioning “Israeli,Iranian Publics” is not supported in your story, since there are no references to Iranis there. That’s understandable, because no one can conduct an independent pulic opinion survey in Iran. Then why make believe one can?

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