Does Iran Really Respect Jews?

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Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, took to Twitter earlier this week to castigate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for propagating what Zarif termed “fake history.” The offense Zarif protested was the Israeli prime minister’s decision to draw allusions between the story of Purim and the present day. “To sell bigoted lies against a nation which has saved Jews three times, Netanyahu resorting to fake history [and] falsifying Torah. Force of habit,” the Iranian foreign minister declared.

Zarif’s rebuke of Netanyahu was enough to win applause in some circles, but those who buy into the myth of an Iranian haven for Jews should think again.

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  • Waffle

    The Iran of today has been Islamic since it was conquered by the arabs in 633 C.E. It cannot be compared to ancient Persia which is no more.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    An Islamic theocracy that has Jew-hatred hardwired into their belief system, sure they respect Jews!
    I’m surprised there are any left in Iran.