Sarah Idan is a model, tv host, musician, and beauty pageant title holder. In 2017, Sarah Idan was crowned Miss Universe Iraq and represented Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. During the pageant, Sarah posed for a photograph with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and shared it on her Instagram—as an expression of peace and love. Immediately following the post, Sarah received hostile criticism, hateful comments, and death threats directed at her and her family.
Her family was forced to flee Iraq, and Sarah has remained fearful of returning. This was the beginning of Sarah's commitment to connecting Muslims and Jews, Arabs and Israelis, beyond borders, differences in faith, and age-old conflicts.