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Israelis Send Messages of Support to Iranians in Hebrew and Farsi Via Social Media

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An Israeli named Hadar expressing solidarity with the people of Iran in a video compilation shared by StandWithUs. Photo: Screenshot.

Dozens of Israelis and Iranians living in Israel expressed support for the people of Iran in video messages uploaded online on Wednesday by the pro-Israel education group StandWithUs.

In one video message posted on Facebook, an Israeli man gives words of encouragement in Farsi to Iranians who have been demonstrating against the Tehran regime. He tells them, “You must be strong. The price of freedom is very high, but it is worth it since a life without freedom is not really life…May God be with you and and we are also with you. Good luck.” In another clip, an Israeli woman starts off talking about her late grandfather who used to tell her about his business trips to Iran and about the country’s “snowy mountains and vibrant markets.”

“I just wish I could visit those places myself,” she said. “I send my support to you the Iranian people in your fight against oppression and I wish the relations between our countries would be as good as they used to be.”

One Iranian-Israeli hid his face from the camera in a different clip as he said:  “My dear Iranian friends, We, the Israeli people, like you very much. We are with you and ask almighty God for your success and pride. United for peace with us and the whole world.”

The messages of support have been well received by Iranians all over the world, many of whom have responded to the videos. One left a comment on StandWithUs’ social media page saying, “Thank you for your kind words. The regime uses Iranians’ tax to support your enemies for two reasons: Making a scarecrow of Israel will distract people from paying attention where need is at home, and to use your brutally savage enemies on their standby payroll to terrorize and crack down on people of Iran when they protest.”

Another said: “As an Iranian-American I greatly appreciate the love and support our Israeli friends are showing toward us Thank you soooo very much we love you too. Iranian people are not your enemy we do not support the corrupt tyrant regime and like you we look forward to freedom and justice. Thank you for supporting my people as they liberate. Much love from America.️”

Michael Dickson — the executive director of StandWithUs Israel — said in a press release that he “couldn’t be prouder” of StandWithUs community members in the Jewish state and their “powerful” messages. He also noted that while the Iranian regime has a history of threatening Israel by way of the terrorist group Hezbollah, Israelis were now expressing solidarity with those who “suffer [the] most from the Iranian regime — everyday Iranians themselves.”

StandWithUs CEO and cofounder Roz Rothstein added, “Many Israelis remember a time when their country was close with Iran, before the current regime took over. The outpouring of support from the Israeli people for the people of Iran once again demonstrates their humanity and sends a message to the Iranians that the future could be a better one.”

Watch a video compilation of Israelis sending messages of support to the Iranian people below:

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