Sarah Idan, representing Iraq at the Miss Universe pageant held last month confirmed that she and her family received death threats after she posted a selfie with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman. In an interview with a leading news channel, Sarah said that now her family has fled their home country of Iraq after repeated death threats. During the Miss Universe contest, Sarah posted a selfie with Adar and captioned it: “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel #missuniverse." Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel ???????? #missuniverse A post shared by Sarah Idan (Sarai) ???? ????? (@sarahidan) on Nov 13, 2017 at 2:51pm PST × The photo became viral soon after, with several hardliners in her home country calling her names for the act. Sarah then wrote a follow-up post saying that the selfie was support for the Benjamin Netanyahu administration or a slight against Palestinians. Sarah Idan represented her war-torn country at the beauty pageant last month in Las Vegas. She was the first contestant from Iraq at the pageant after a gap of 45 years. Sarah is an aspiring singer who also has US citizenship and lives in Los Angeles.