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Iranians Defy Regime, Support Israel

Pro-Israel twitter campaign in Iran (Photo: twitter)

The dictatorial regime in the Islamic Republic not only continues to call for the destruction of Israel, but continues to repress its own people, as well. One of the ways the Iranian government does so is a ban of Twitter. But this week, The Times of Israel tells us, thousands of Iranians took to the social media platform anyway in a campaign to show solidarity with Israel:

As thousands marched in Iran on Friday to mark the regime-led Quds Day — an annual day of protest against Israel — some Iranians launched a Twitter campaign to express support for the Jewish state.

The effort, under the hashtag #WeStandWithIsrael, was a call for peace between the two peoples...

“In the last six months our Twitter page ‘Israel in Persian,’ intended specifically for Iranian civilians, has been gaining steam,” she told the Mako website, run by Hadashot news. “We have around 60 thousands followers, and our messages reach over 1.5 million people with that Twitter handle alone.”

She explained that though Twitter is banned in Iran, many Iranians have found ways to circumvent the restrictions...

Avginsaz asserted that “Most of the Iranian people oppose the regime and its policies towards Israel, and Iranians are always writing to us that they love Israel, that they don’t want their regime to use their money to support Hamas and Hezbollah.”

Before the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran was a close ally of Israel...

Tags: Social Media , Iran , Israel

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