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Old 17 February 2013, 03:24 AM
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Israel Israel and Iran: A Love Story?

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When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: "Iranians ... we [heart] you." Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message -- and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like "Israel loves Iran," "Iran loves Israel" and even "Palestine loves Israel."

Ronny Edry of Israel accidentally created an online movement for peace in the Middle East when he posted a Facebook image that declared "Iranians, we will never bomb your country."
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Old 17 February 2013, 03:22 PM
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Make LOLcats, not war!
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Old 18 February 2013, 02:23 PM
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They aren't LOLcats--they aren't intended to be funny. I don't know if we have a word for what they are, though. "Poster" doesn't seem right when it's on the internet rather than plastered on the wall.
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[OT] I don't really mind that the TED talk comes up with automatic Japanese title, description, and subtitles but the URL is exactly the same and I don't see any way to change the page to English. It just assumes language by geographic location? Doesn't seem to be the TED way. [/OT]
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I give them about as much credit for representing the national wills as an internet petition. I'm not heartened.

I say that with total sincerity in my best, monotonic, Dr. Manhattan-esque voice.
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I don't think the point of the story was "representing the national wills."
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That's a pretty good, hopeful story. We need more of that in Palestine and Israel.
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