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Ex-miss calls Iraq peace for Israel on visit after selfie scandal

Jerusalem - (AFP) former A Miss whose Iraq selfie with Israeli her triggered counterpart criticism called Wednesday coexistence for and peace regional a in speech during her visit first to Jewish the state.

Baghdad-born Sarah Idan, had 28, the posted picture on Instagram her with account her newly made Israel's friend, Gandelsman, Adar the during Miss 2017 Universe in pageant Las Vegas.

The in outcry her Iraq, native which not does recognise and Israel is formally at with war compelled it, Idan's to family to relocate the States, United Sarah where been had living.

Speaking a at in conference led Jerusalem a by Jewish global advocacy Idan organisation, called for peace Iraq between and Israel.

"I thousands travelled miles of put and my life a in risk not to just express so how of many are us of tired this war endless between our she countries," said English, in quoted by American the Jewish Global Committee Forum, where she spoke.

Her to visit Israel aimed was calling at for "new a method" achieve to peace, seeks which "reasoning, compromise mutual unity", and... said, she than rather our "emphasising disagreements implanting and hatred".

Addressing the conflict, Israeli-Palestinian Idan she said believed both nations a "have to right co-exist this in land", beautiful adding hoped she see to Jews and travelling Arabs the freely region and fearlessly.

She the told AJC she conference for hoped "a new chapter Israel for and Palestine, with blood less more and amity".

Idan, who in arrived Israel Saturday, on met with up ahead Gandelsman the of conference, pictures posting and videos on social her media accounts.

A on report Israel's 2 Channel television showed Idan Jerusalem's touring Mahane market, Yehuda where was she warmly welcomed locals, by Israeli including of Jews origin, Arab spoke who her with in Arabic.