Skip to comments.Tehran Jewish community says it sides with regime amid Iran protests
Posted on 11/27/2022 4:56:15 PM PST by MNDude
The small Jewish community in Tehran on Thursday condemned the ongoing anti-regime protests in Iran, which broke out over the death of a young woman held for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
In a letter, the Tehran Central Jewish Committee said it was standing by the Iranian regime amid a deadly crackdown on protesters
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Well of course they do. They’d be squashed like a bug if they got even the slightest bit out of line.
There is a stunning surprise.
Yeah, the Jews in Iran must not get out of line in the slightest way. Yet, why are the Jews in Iran still living in Iran?! I mean,’Hello!’ It is Iran.
“Islamic Republic (since 1979)
During the Iranian revolution, many Iranian Jews joined the revolutionaries in order to lose their Jewish identity and be part of the utopia that the revolution promised.
In summer of 1978, 7000 Jews protested against the Shah in Ashura protests. Other estimates puts the Jewish participants in the protests as high as 12000. Almost all the religious leaders of the Jewish community such as Yedidia Shofet, Uriel Davidi, David Shofet, Yosef Hamadani Cohen, Rabbi Baalnes, and Rabbi Yadegaran participated in the protests. Other non religious leaders of the Persian Jewish community such as Aziz Daneshrad, Haroun Yashayaei, Yaghoub Barkhordar, Hoshang Melamed, Manuchehr Eliasi and Farangis Hasidim also participated in the protests.
Leaders of the Jewish community such as Yosef Hamadani Cohen and Yedidia Shofet were instrumental in managing the collaborations between the Jews and the revolutionaries.”
“Even though the new revolutionary government promoted heated anti-Israeli sentiments among its followers, many commercial ties were still maintained even after the revolution. After the revolution, selling Iranian oil was extremely difficult due to sanctions. Marc Rich, an Israeli-Swiss businessman, sent his Glencore executives to Tehran and established major commercial ties with the new government. Rich was the only businessman able to export Iranian oil from 1979 to 1995.”
Why would any Jew (or Christian for that matter) live in Iran voluntarily?
There was an article several months ago where an Iranian leader verbally embraced the Jews in Iran stating they were unlike the Zionists in Israel.
Hostages. No choice at all. I personally know several Iranian Jews who fled in 1979 and were put in my public Jr H.S. Their parents lost nearly everything. Real state, businesses, investments, all left behind or confiscated by the Ayatollah. Many could not escape, and remain as virtual prisoners.
Most left. Back in 2012 I was with a group that had an Iranian Israeli tour guide for 3 days. Her family left Iran after the revolution in 1979.
Jews in Iran are gene6not mistreated. The ordinary Iranian doesn’t dislike, leave alone hate jews. And the government goes out of it’s way to prove that it is ok with Jews and “only against Israel”. In fact that anti Israel policy was to woo the Arab street. And it failed.
Nite that Jews are not allowed to visit, leave alone live in Saudi Arabia
The Jews have lived there generally peaceful 2500 years.
The Christians of all stripes are allowed to live and worship freely. Proselytising is banned though and conversion from Islam is banned. But the life of Christians and Jews in Iran is better than any place in the Islamic world besides Lebanon.
Ditto with Khomeini...I would have thought that Jews (and Christians) would have eventually gotten the message. It's not as if those 9th Century pig fornicating knuckledraggers were subtle or anything.
hi - well, surprisingly even after that.
Note that you can’t preach and no one can convert from Islam in Iran (or Saudia orQatar etc.)
But Christians who are born Christians can live and worship freely. I said “who are born Christians” - so the Armenian or Assyrian Church.
If a Catholic or Protestant were to preach there, there would be trouble (putting it mildly)
currently, there are at least 6000 churches and 380,000–1,500,000 Christians in Iran —> these Christians date from the first century AD - the Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus preached and won converts among the gentiles there.
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