Iran’s annual al-Quds – or Jerusalem – Day, denouncing Israel, is as much an expression of policy as ritual, writes BBC Persian’s Siavash Ardalan.

Seth Dixon‘s insight:

The Iranian government officially holds a ‘Jerusalem Day’ every year to spout anti-Israeli rhetoric.  I want that to be the dropback for this TED talk where Israelis and Iranians share pictures of tolerance, respect and love for each other on social media.   



Questions to Ponder: How can your country of origin shape your cultural perspective on other societies and reaffirm a national identity?  In what ways can individuals resist and subvert the official state-sanctioned narrative?  How is social media changing grass roots geopolitics?

Tags: Iran, Israelsocial media, political, Middle East.

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