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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:50 PM
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Iranians, Israelis join forces in Japan
Source: ynet news

Tehran delegation to tsunami-stricken area cooperates unexpectedly with ZAKA team in giving out food, medicine to locals. Iranian volunteer: 'We are cousins'


An unusual cooperation amidst Japanese catastrophe: An Israeli team of 12 ZAKA (Disaster Victim Identification) volunteers sent to Japan to help out with rescue efforts worked alongside an unlikely team on Sunday the official Iranian delegation.

This strange joint effort took place in the city of Kamaishi, which was hit badly by the quake and tsunami. The ZAKA team arrived to assist locals rescue and identify bodies buried in the wreckage and to take note of the Japanese disaster incase a similar one was to happen in Israel.

"The Japanese welcomed us very nicely. They hug us wherever we go and thank us for Israeli aid," said ZAKA Chairman and delegation head Yehuda Meshi-Zahav.

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The Iranians told the ZAKA volunteers: "You know we are cousins. The wars and conflicts are between the leaders, but between the people there should be peace. We can't forget we were close once."

Read more: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4051865,00.ht...




ZAKA volunteers with Iranian delegation member (Photo: ZAKA spokesperson's office)
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:55 PM
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1. First Time I Ever Saw "Air Iran"
was at Narita airport.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:58 PM
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2. When push comes to shove in situations like this
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 01:00 PM by dipsydoodle
there are no sides.

Thanks for posting. Rec'd.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:04 PM
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4. +1
PB
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:04 PM
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3. I hate the disasters
But I love that people are willing to reach out for the common good in a peaceful manner.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:04 PM
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5. True. The vast majority of the world's people just want to live in peace. Side by side.
It's the greedy, imbalanced and immature who are running things, and they intend that the whole world has to suffer for the snakes in their heads.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:32 PM
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12. + google.
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:14 PM
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6. can't we all get along..? knr!
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:23 PM
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7. Way too cool nt
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Travelman Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:30 PM
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8. Very cool! Definitely recommended.
It's things like this that are the beginnings of a real peace. Israel and Iran have a common "enemy" in the disaster that has befallen Japan. Now they are able to put aside their differences and roll up their sleeves together.

Let efforts like this never be forgotten.
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AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:32 PM
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9. THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT.
You don't threaten. You don't impose sanctions. You work WITH people, and sooner or later, everyone starts to get along, when the going gets tough.

It's just human nature. It breaks down all barriers, religious, cultural, language, all of them.
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:42 PM
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10. knr nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:47 PM
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11. Now, I want to see them share an apartment in New York together.



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Travelman Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:36 PM
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13. Heh! A little spooky that Matthau looks a little bit like Ahmadinijad.
Wasn't expecting that.
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