Iran's Jews: Documentary

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August 9, 2010
15:56

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Iran's Jews: Documentary
by grtv

The fiercely Islamic Republic of Iran is perhaps the last place you would expect to find a large Jewish community. But despite political use of anti-semitic, anti-Israeli slogans, Iran's Jews appear remarkably free.

"Anti-semitism has never been the general policy of the Iranian government" explains Maurice Mottamed, the country's sole Jewish MP. There are of course "glaring differences" in treatment between the majority Muslim population and religious minorities. But remarkably most of the time Iranian Jews are "comfortably doing everything they want to do here. We can perform all our religious celebrations." This is an image very much at odds with fashionable Western opinion.

Originally released in May 2007.

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2012 / 03 / 08
Frances Greenfield says:

Wonderful. These Jewish people certainly don't look 'abused' and they certainly appear to be quite happy to live in Iran. Shame on those who prefer to be 'dissenting'

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