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Series: Interesting photos from the FIFA worldcup 2014

Ronny Edry and Iranian Jewish Iran fans in Tel Aviv cheering for the Iranian team

Ronny Edry and Iranian Jewish Iran fans in Tel Aviv cheering for the Iranian team

“The idea is to show solidarity from the Israeli side,” said Ronny Edry, who set up the Facebook page two years ago, and continues to promote communication between the sides over social media. “It’s pretty easy through sports.”

In fact, several days earlier a group of partying Iranian soccer fans in Brazil for the World Cup pre-empted Mr. Edry’s move. When approached by a Israeli television reporter, one fan bellowed “Israel good! Israel good!” and then kissed the reporter while another fan insisted, “Israel and Iran are brothers.”

Watch the full video here:

https://theotheriran.com/2014/06/30/israeli-reporter-approaches-iranian-fans-in-brazil-at-world-cup-2014/

Related Article:

https://theotheriran.com/iran-israel-the-people/

 

Iranian players handed white roses (a symbol of peace in Iran) to the US players prior to soccer match

All must read USA – Iran posts: The other Iran | Tag | USA

The game was an exceptionally fair game and both teams received the 1998 World Cup FIFA Fair Play Award “for the two countries’ good sportsmanship surrounding the World Cup match between their teams, despite their mutual political tensions for nearly 20 years.”

Below more photos from the match and the episode “Breaking Barriers: USA vs. Iran, 1998” from Fox Sports’ “Rise as One Series”: