By Steve Dellar  |  12-15-2017   News
Photo credit: @MonkWithBullet | Twitter

During the Miss Universe competition in Tokyo in November of this year, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman posed for a picture together with Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan on their respective Instagram accounts. The capture of Miss Iraq read: “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.”

The family of Iraq’s contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant have now left the country as people made threats to their lives because of the fact that she appeared in a bikini and moreover, she posed for a photo taken with Miss Israel.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Miss Iraq&#39;s family has now been forced to flee their country after death threats. Miss Iraq simply posted a selfie with Miss Israel, saying she wanted to promote &quot;peace and love&quot; <a href="">@i24NEWS_EN</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithi24) <a href="">December 15, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Miss Iraq already lives in the United States where she works as a model. She has maintained a relationship with Idan since the pageant and declares that the two women have a special friendship.

Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman states that she does not regret her actions: “I did it so that people can understand that it’s possible to live together. In order for people to see that we can connect, in the end we are both human beings.”

Miss Iraq Sarah Idan also made similar comments: “I want to stress that the purpose of the picture was only to express hope and desire for peace between the two countries,”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Miss Iraq Sarah Idan and Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman (no relation…) met at the Miss Universe beauty pageant and became friends. Miss Iraq posted this photo on her Instagram. What a great message of hope for the region. Good luck to both Sarah and Hadar. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) <a href="">November 14, 2017</a></blockquote>

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She furthermore explained that the photo does not signal automatic support for the Israeli government and apologized if the photo was harmful to the Palestinian cause.


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