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An alternative to war ...

When we humanize the other, it becomes harder to kill and hate.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/iranians-shocked-by-israel-loves-iran-facebook-initiative-1.420069
Quotable:

Michael, an oil engineer from Shiraz, says "it's not a political issue. We only say we like each other, because we have no reason to hate. I've never met an Israeli. But when I found that the value of life in Israel is like in Iran, I realized these were good people."

"We're not naive. It's not like the world will change if we say 'I love you,'" says Tamir. "We're all afraid, but we want to stop a second before it's too late. Can we prevent war? Who knows?"