Earlier this year, you may have seen photos circulating the internet through Facebook and Twitter, showing a different side of Israeli’s views of Iranians than we see on the news. The viral Israel-Loves-Iran meme was started by graphic designer Ronny Edry of Israel and now he speaks about the movement in a recent TEDtalk. By opening communication where it was once taboo, letting the people of nations know that they are loved by the ones who are allegedly their enemy, it started a chain reaction of love, showing the world that the opinion of the people is not always the same as the one represented by their politicians.
One of my favorite quotes by Ronny Edry’s Peace Factory is as follows:
Making peace is a simple process that starts
with each and every one of us
Every time we are sending a heart,
It’s another brick in the bridge we building
SEND A HEART = MAKE PEACE