Now living in the U.S. after Sarah Idan’s family was forced to flee Iraq because of death threats over her selfie with Miss Israel, the Iraqi-born beauty queen accepted an invitation to visit the Jewish State to continue her messages of peace.
Iraqi-born beauty queen Sarah Idan — whose selfie and unlikely friendship with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman during the 2017 Miss Universe pageant earned her family death threats and forced them to flee their native country — made an extraordinary visit to Israel where she was praised for her bravery and message of peace.
Iraqi-born beauty queen Sarah Idan – Photo: Facebook
A Hadashot television news report which followed Miss Iraq on a tour of Jerusalem’s iconic Machne Yehuda market showed the 26-year-old being showered with praise by Israeli fans. Continue Reading »
Even though her family felt the need to escape their country, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, has not removed her “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel” tribute photo from her Instagram account.
JERUSALEM — The family of Iraq’s contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant have left the country due to threats to their lives over her modeling in a bikini and posting on social media photos taken with Miss Israel.
Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, lives in the United States and the rest of her family has now fled the country, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, told Hadashot news. Continue Reading »
Yityish Aynaw’s success in becoming Miss Israel is attracting media attention in Ethiopia
By Itamar Eichner
Yityish (Titi) Aynaw, the first Ethiopian-born woman to be crowned Miss Israel, is attracting media attention in her homeland as well, with intense coverage by Ethiopian newspapers, websites, television and radio stations.
The Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a press release about the beauty pageant and the precedent set by its winner. The Embassy is planning to use the win as part of a PR campaign for Israel, which will include posting Aynaw’s pictures on billboards across Ethiopia.
The Embassy is also initiating an unusual move: Sending a text message to every cell phone in Ethiopia to announce the crowning of an Ethiopian beauty queen in Israel. Continue Reading »