Miss Iraq Runs for Her Life
Miss Iraq’s family flees Iraq due to threats over selfie with Miss Israel
The family of Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, has fled Iraq and joined their daughter in the US after being harassed and threatened because she posted a photo on Instagram with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posed in a bikini during the Miss Universe Pageant in November, Gandelsman told the Israeli Hadashot News.
Miss Iraq and Miss Israel selfie strikes a nerve
In response to the 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.”