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Tel Aviv - Billboard Announcing Opening Of Iranian Embassy In Tel Aviv Sparks Curiosity And Concern

Published on: August 28, 2015 04:00 PM
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A billboard reads "The Israel/Iran Embassy will soon open here" is seen on the streets of Tel Aviv on August 25, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 A billboard reads "The Israel/Iran Embassy will soon open here" is seen on the streets of Tel Aviv on August 25, 2015. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Tel Aviv - A five-story-tall billboard placed in central Tel Aviv earlier this week announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy sparked curiosity and concern both on social media and otherwise until it was revealed on Thursday by its creators that it was nothing more than a promotional stunt for an upcoming movie.

ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1WWFIoF) reports that following days of public speculation over the billboard which read “Opening here soon—-Embassy of Iran in Israel” reps for a new film by producer Avraham Pirchi released a statement saying, “Mystery solved!,” and that the sign was merely an ad announcing “the upcoming launch of (director) Dror Shaul’s new film ‘Atomic Falafel’ an atomic comedy.”

Speculation over the board’s meaning ran rampant on Facebook during the week with posts suggesting that it was everything from an art exhibit to a private “peace” campaign paid for by Israelis who had recently immigrated from Iran, but it was all put to rest through the filmmakers statement promoting their film which they described as “a satirical comedy mocking ultra-militarism.”

‘Atomic Falafel’s’ story line follows two girls from nuclear towns in Israel and Iran who, through Facebook posts, spill state secrets in an effort to thwart nuclear crisis.


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