On Saturday night, an Israeli couple – two graphic designers named Ronnie Edri and Michal Tamir – decided to cut across the growing anxiety and fear over the possibility of an Israel-Iran war, and address Iranian citizens directly. They created a slogan you can impose over your profile picture or any picture of your choice.
The Iranian answers were initially cynical (TOS Spock and TNG Worf – huh?), but then grew earnest. Things of note:
- The two people use English to communicate. Which also allows the world to observe.
- Citizens generally don’t want war, it’s often governments that perpetrate it, after having forced themselves into a position with limited options.
- Facebook is so popular now that it has become an effective means of communication for two nations that are very isolated from each other. This is historically unique and yet another example of the internet helping to undermine centralized authority.
- USA and Iran: What do they know about each other? [Shows how well-informed about the USA many Iranians are – which doesn’t fit into the cliché of a US-hating country.]