Miss Universe Israel and Miss Universe Iraq took a picture together and called for peace between Jews and Muslims

Miss Universe Israel and Miss Universe Iraq took a picture together and called for peace between Jews and Muslims


Did it work?

You made me laugh the most on Reddit tonight.

Looks like Miss Iraq already had to apologize for this:

In response to criticism, Ms Eedan issued a statement on Instagram, saying Miss Israel had approached her at a photo shoot and expressed her hope for peace between their two peoples. "She asked if I would like to take a picture together. I told her I would be glad to help spread the message. The aim of the photo was an expression of hope for world peace."

She went on to say the photo did not show support for Israel. "I would like to apologise to anyone who considered the photo to be offensive to the Palestinian cause as this was not the aim behind the post, it was merely a call to peace and hope for a solution to the crisis."

However, in Israel, the Prime Minster's spokesperson, Ofir Gendelman praised the photo, calling it a "great message of hope for the region".


No this happened a few days/weeks ago and there was a shit storm.

Miss Iraq had to publicly apologize and both had a bunch of death threats. Several arab politicians came out against both and condemned miss Iraq for being a zionist and other asinine bullshit. It was one of the most bizarre things ever. The picture then had to be taken down, and a bunch of other contentstants of middle eastern / arab origins were blasted for even being close to Miss Israel or being friendly to her.

Long story short, no one wants peace.

People are fucking asshats goddamnit

Call me peace, because I'd love to be between them

See, if I saw these 2 women in the street I would have no idea they are from different nationalities.

I see gold in your future

Edit: Wow definitely wasn't expecting my first gold today let alone my first 2 Thanks! I promise to only use my powers for good.

The sashes with the country names would give it away for me.

This Israeli nice of them.

I don’t even know what gold does

Edit: Thank you for the gold kind stranger! I can see clearly now the rain is gone.

Edit 2: These extra features are pretty neat. I suppose I should pay it forward.


Call me Gaza, because I want to see them strip.

Yep, knew that would happen. Only one of these people would ever be in danger from their "own" people for such a photo.

That's because they are both Semitic people. Incredibly similar DNA because of common ancestry. Even Arabic and Hebrew have many similarities.

I wonder what could have made these two closely related groups dislike one another so much? /s

Not "no one." Just not "most people in the middle east."

Edit: Seem to have touched a nerve here. I'm not singling out Muslims. I don't give a shit about Israel either. It's a fucking cesspool of religious fanatics surrounded by a bunch of other cesspools of other religious fanatics. Fuck em all.

2017 in one sentence

There are 1.6 million Arab Israeli citizens. There are two dozen Arab members of the Israeli parliament. Two Arabs sit on the Israeli Supreme Court.

In contrast, where are the Jewish communities that once thrived in Baghdad, Cairo, and Damascus? What happened to the Iraqi Jews? The Syrian Jews? The Lebanese Jews? There isn’t a single Jew living in Saudi Arabia, and yet we continue to insist that the problem is Israeli intransigence.

Religion. Religion is the answer he was sarcastically pointing towards. Just incase anyone wasn't able to figure it out. Religion and money: the scourge of humanity.

Come on now, they all want peace. Just by their terms.

I saw that, young man.

You gaza be kidding me

Lies, I laughed more!

All of human history in one sentence.

This picture started world peace and ended racism

Except their terms are the utter eradication (i.e. deaths) of Jews. Sooo...not really "peace".

Edit: lol well this started a shit storm. And for the record, I'm a fan of Israelis and the Palestinian people. Just not of their governments.

Of course. Years of conflict just needed some beauty queens.

Never had it, but as far as I can tell it's just Reddit Enhancement Suite that you pay for

Edit: aaaaaah shit, some sweet sweet pal gave me gold and now I am so much better than you commoners!

Now kiss.

That'll do it.

Israeli obvious.

Ideally, it's Reddit Enhancement Suite that someone else pays for.

Can't continue fighting with an enemy if you've already killed them all. /s

non religious Muslims

You mean arabs?

Well the US agrees

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, , some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, South Africa, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.

There is nothing I hate more about Reddit than people hyping up the current year as somehow crazier than the hundreds of years before it

Fucking finally someone that knows a thing or two of what’s happening over there.


Okay, this is ridiculous.



Iraq-en we begin the proud tradition of pun threads?

And then a ton of tolerant Arabs started throwing a fit about the selfie:


The ghost of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin scratches his ephemeral head...

How will Nick Cage make his money selling weapons to everyone if we have peace?

Oh shit

Well, thank goodness that whole mess has been solved.

Not even.

I read a study where they took the Israeli peace plan and the Palestinian peace plan, swapped the titles and asked people what they thought.

Israeli's rejected their own plan because the title said it was the Palestinian plan.

Palestinian's rejected their own plan because the title said it was the Israeli plan.

This level of distrust and pure antagonism is engrained in the culture. I have no idea what the solution is but it sure as shit isnt easy or simple.

10-year-old reference

That's a now.

Feel old yet?

Why “no one”? The Israelis didn’t object to the photo. So “no one” = Arabs in this case.

Oh no, he's totally Syrias.

I don't think Miss Universe Isis would have much to say other than, "Baah"

That's some straight Zap Brannigan logic.

And Racism! I know some non religious Muslims who dislike jews and vice versa.

Damn thats relevent.


Lol this is the type of shit the internet will prop up and think is incredible. In reality it’s uselsss

Not "people". All the death threats were from a specific group of people, and it wasn't the Israelis. That needs to be acknowledged.

False, neither of them are holding a Pepsi bottle.

But then you lose the sense of pride and accomplishment.


Exactly, As my grandfather used to say "Israelis, Palestinians - if you eat hummus in 2 of your 3 daily meals, and your mother has a mustache you are an arab"

My grandfather was racist.

Radicalized by sensationalist fake news. Safest timeline ever. Just go back a few decades where the president had his head blown off in a parade. A few more until world war 2 and nuking cities.

Yemen, he is.

I think it's cause they're pagent contestants

While I do agree that this was actually proposed and that the Israeli government didn't even give it a second look, the terms are essentially the same as saying "I won't be racist anymore, as long as all the black people leave the south!" The terms in that agreement give Palestine literally everything it wants, Israel nothing it wants, and calls it peace. Of course the Crips would stop shooting the Bloods if the Bloods just all left, that's kind of how it works. Also, it's pretty hard to trust people who bomb you everyday. Also also, "As long as you give us everything we currently want, we will stop bombing you" is pretty hard to believe. Once they have what they currently want, what's to stop them from wanting/taking more. It's not really a myth you're killing. You're merely showing that as long as the Arab nations get exactly what they want and no Jews are in spaces Arabs consider Arab governments will openly acknowledge that killing people is a bad thing. Maybe just come out and say that anyway?

Shhhh. You're going against the hivemind. Blaming Israel is cool these days.

Nope they still need a Pepsi

Put Miss Iraq in that outfit and let her walk down the street in Saudi Arabia, the Shia holy cities in Iarq, or another dozen fundamentalist Muslim countries. See what happens.

She got multiple death threats from the religion of peace just for the photo.

Re upload from literally a week ago

By turning their own people against the Jews they are able to stay in power. Kinda how rich white plantation owners convinced poor whites to fight in the American Civil War so the rich can continue making money off free labor.

So, israel feels positive, but iraq does not.

Why is the conflict seen as an either/or thing? Can't both sides hold some degree of blame for the current state of things?

Didn't see that coming though.

I like how you conveniently left out that the last Israeli Prime Minister who tried to make real peace, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by by his own people.

Non religious Muslim is an oxymoron. It's perfectly reasonable to think the guy meant to say Arabs.

Thoughts and prayers...

I had it once. Really underwhelming. Basically all there is is a gold only subreddit thats dead, a avatar on your profile noone will ever see and a function to only show new comments since the last time you have visited a thread. However its nice to know someone thought your post/comment was so good he even went ahead and spent a bit of money for it :)

Where is Kendall Jenner when we need her most?

hey peace its me ur cameraman ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

You're not allowed to say that, though.

If they aren't religious they aren't muslim. Muslim is a religion and not an ethnicity.

Yes. Now if we can get Miss Universe Isis in on this...

Guaranteed Miss Universe Iraq has tons of death threats against her... A big reason why Egypt overthrew their dictator years ago was because he wasn't actively fighting Israel. The Jewish girl probably got a bunch of support from liberal Jews in places like Tel Aviv.

There are a lot of people who hate Israel more than anything.

Iran to the pun store but they were out of stock

You might be surprised. The stats are a few years old but it was something like 70% of Palestinians considered peace with Isreal to be impossible. Over half would refuse to accept a two state solution.

In fact, a two state solution was proposed by Isreal decades ago that included all of the concessions that the PLO had demanded, and it was refused because the Palestinians didn't want it.

You think Palestinians hating Jews is a 2017 thing?

Oman this is bad

No. Miss Iraq caught so much shit that she had to apologize. Not joking.

your description: "one side is so insane"

your conclusion: "but both sides are bad"

Kuwait, what are we doing again?

I dont want no god damn FOP, I’m a Dapper Dan man!

Not sure Miss Israel got any death thread.

Damn good movie.

What are you talking about the 40's were great! Don't get me started on the good ole days of the plagues in the 1700's! As a gay man 2017 sure is awful, with most of north america accepting me and giving me human rights. Take me back to the wonderful days of police beatings and the aids outbreak of the 80's! And don't even get me started on how we live in the most peaceful time in human history, and have running water, medicene, shelter, food and an excessive amount of free time and entertainment and the internet! Its so bad I wish I was in a time where I could crucified for being a heretic.

I feel you so much on this I'm basically your proctologist.

All we have is FOP.

And so the checkers fall like a house of card-ds. checkmate.

This myth has to die. All Arab countries support a 2-state solution and have for some time. They all agreed to a peace plan giving Israel full diplomatic recognition and an end to sanctions if they make a peaceful resolution with the Palestinians. The rightwing Israeli government refused and never made a counteroffer. Even Hamas agreed to a 2-state solution and coexistence; "a divorce" they called it

Pure class ladies. Thank you.