Kamal Penhasi, Farsi speaker of the Israeli army

“I feel very bad. I love Israel and I love Homeland – and I know that in a conflict the two nations will be hurt and many people will be killed. The military solution is not a good solution,” he says.Like other Persian-Israelis, Mr Penhasi is pained not just by the thought of war, but also by the rift that he says is opening up between his community and the rest of the country. “Many Israelis don’t know about Persian culture. They just see Homeland as something bad,” he says.