Talking about the incident, Gandelsman told The Jewish Chronicle, "People made threats against her (Ms Idan) and her family that if she didn't return home and take down the photos, they would remove her title, (and) that they would kill her..."
The family of an Iraqi beauty queen has been forced to flee the country after she posed for a selfie with Miss Israel.
Iraq does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel, and the two are considered enemies.
"This picture doesn't mean I support the Israeli government or its polices towards Arab countries".
In a response in Arabic, 27-year-old Idan said Gandelsman told her "she hopes that one day there will be peace between the two religions (Judaism and Islam) and that her children will not have to do military service".
That would require Idan to travel back to Iraq, which she says she's afraid to do.
Although Idan now lives in the United States, she needed to renew her national ID back in Iraq in order to renew her passport.
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However, in the end, the backlash proved too much, with Griezmann forced to delete the post across his social media platforms. Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have also been linked with the player who finished 3rd in the 2016 Ballon d'Or.
Idan herself does not live in Iraq, she moved to the U.S. sometime in the mid-2000s.
Gandelsman told Hadashot news that Idan said she does not regret posting the photos.
People in Iraq were also angry that Idan had posted a photo in a bikini. In that post, she stressed that the selfie does not indicate that she supports the Israeli government.
After the selfie incident, Idan told CNN she was forced to wear a more modest swimsuit in the nationally televised competition and said the Miss Universe organization wiped her bikini photos from the web.
Currently, the selfie remains online and Idan still has her Miss Iraq title. Idan, who lives in the USA, confirmed the story with a Tweet.
As for the Miss Iraq Organization, it claims it didn't threaten Idan. The paper said Miss Israel made the comments to an Israeli TV station.
"I received many criticisms because of a photo taken of me as the beauty queen of Iraq with the beauty queen of Israel". They have shifted to some unknown location.
Idan said she wanted to keep a low profile until her family got out of the country.