Miss Iraq flee country after she took a selfie with Miss Israel

19 December, 2017, 11:42 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • Screen-Shot

Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman told her country's Hadashot News channel that "people made threats against her (Idan) and her family that if she didn't return home and take down the photos, they would remove her title, (and) that they would kill her". Idan had posted the photo on Instagram with the caption, "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel".

The photo prompted some who see the two nations as enemies and who didn't want to see representatives of Iraq and Israel mingling to threaten Idan's life and those of her family members. She said the photo does not signal support for the Israeli government and apologized if the photo was harmful to the Palestinian cause.

The picture immediately faced huge criticism on social media. "She did it to so that people can understand that it's possible to live together", Gandelsman said, according to The Times of Israel.

That would require Idan to travel back to Iraq, which she says she's afraid to do. Idan did not place in the November pageant, and has reportedly returned to her home in Los Angeles.

Ms Idan also had spoken about the threats in one of her tweets.

According to CNN, Idan refused to take the photo down but agreed to post a second explanation saying she doesn't support the Israeli government or its policies in the Middle East.




Ms Idan had posed in a bikini as part of the competition, which also caused outrage online. "We told her to clarify what happened", the group said in a statement to CNN.

Currently, Idan said she is anxious about traveling back to Iraq during the aftermath of the controversy.

"I'm here trying to paint a good picture about our country and our people, but instead I get a negative response". "This is Miss Iraq and she's unbelievable", Gandelsman added.

The women who were contestants for Miss Universe 2017 had clicked the picture in Las Vegas.

While she did not win the Miss Universe crown, her participation in the event itself, and her decision to make her voice heard even when it goes against the popular, powerful opinion in her country, is an act of bravery. "They threatened to take my title many times, if (I) didn't respond to them quick enough, they would threaten to take my title". They have shifted to some unknown location.

Recommended:



Popular

Start time, TV schedule, and how to watch WWE PPV online
A tag team fatal four-way match will include The Usos, The New Day, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable, Rusev and Aiden English. Zayn and Owens fuelled the rivalry after blindsiding the Commissioner at Survivor Series and helping RAW beat Smackdown .

Panthers made confidential payouts for Jerry Richardson's workplace misconduct, report says
Sports Illustrated reported that multiple female employees said Richardson had asked them if he could shave their legs. The statement from Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond on Friday said, "The Carolina Panthers and Mr.

Andhra Pradesh, Google X ink MoU to bring FSOC technology to India
AP Fiber grid is an ambitious project launched to give affordable high-speed internet connection to every household in the state. Less than 20% of the 53 million people in Andhra Pradesh now have access to broadband connectivity.

Ryanair pilots suspend strike as airline offers union recognition
Impact, the Irish pilots' union, said it had received Ryanair's letter on Friday morning. However, the airline had said it could not meet the unions before Wednesday.

Trump Bans CDC From Using Words Like 'Fetus, Diversity, Transgender'
In response to ABC News' request for comment from the CDC, an HHS spokesperson responded in a statement . Alternative word choices reportedly were presented in some cases.

GOP releases its final tax plan - here's what's in it
In all, the bill would cut taxes by about $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years, adding billions to the nation's mounting debt. Businesses income reported on owners' personal tax returns would get a 20% deduction on the first $315,000 of joint income.

Thunder's Anthony set for return to MSG
Anthony spent seven seasons in NY , and during that time he experienced his fair share of ups and downs. But at the end of the day, it's business to me. "I believe that.

Jazz's Gobert Out A Month With Sprained PCL
This is pretty good news in hindsight, because it didn't look good at all when Gobert first fell to the ground Friday night. Gobert was examined Saturday by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.

Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson out Sunday due to 'coach's decision'
Wilkerson will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints , coach Todd Bowles announced Friday. Before last season, Wilkerson signed a five-year, $86 million extension, a contract that is looking worse every day.

Priyanka Chopra to Be Meghan Markle's Bridesmaid?
Kensington Palace announced on Friday (15 December) that the engaged couple will exchange their wedding vows on 19 May 2018. Mr Knauf said Harry and Ms Markle "want the public to feel part of their day" - and are looking at ways to achieve that.