July 13, 2020

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Billboard meant to celebrate Iran’s soldiers actually showed Israeli soldiers

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2018/09/billboard-meant-to-celebrate-irans.html

A hilarious item from Sputnik News:

In an embarrassing error, a billboard in the Iranian city of Shiraz meant to commemorate the country’s eight-year-long war with Iraq accidentally featured images of soldiers from the Islamic Republic’s more perennial rival: the Israel Defense Forces.

Iran is in the middle of its Sacred Defense Week, a week-long holiday meant to commemorate the Iran-Iraq War, fought between the two countries from 1980 until 1988. Unfortunately, one ad in Shiraz, a city in Fars that is Iran’s fifth-largest, purported to show Iranian soldiers gazing out from a mountaintop at the horizon, but instead showed soldiers from Israel, a country revolutionary leader and Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called “the little satan” (compared to the United States’ “big satan”).

What’s more, the original photo featured a female soldier, who was edited out for the Shiraz billboard, and clouds were put in to replace the original backdrop of a suburban locale. The soldiers’ uniforms in the ad don’t look like Iranian army uniforms, either.

 ​Once the ad’s true nature became known, it was quickly taken down.

Here’s the billboard:

And here’s the original photo of IDF soldiers who were looking out from a hill near Gush Etzion:



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