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Forum Post: Ahmadinejad Embraces the Jews! Rejects Zionism

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 27, 2012, 12:15 a.m. EST by john23 (-272)
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Might also add there are thousands of jews that live in Iran, even to this day.




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[-] 2 points by Anomilus (41) from Naples, FL 10 years ago

Surprisingly enough, most Jews reject Zionism themselves. This is not a lost reality. It just isn't reported in the media.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

From wiki/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_Jews

Persian Jews (Hebrew: יהודי פרס‎, Persian: یهودیان ایرانی‎) are Jews historically associated with Iran, traditionally known as Persia in Western sources.

Judaism is among the oldest religions practiced in Iran and the Biblical Book of Esther contains references to the experiences of the Jews in Persia. Jews have had a continued presence in Iran since the time of Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Empire. Cyrus invaded Babylon and freed the Jews from Babylonian captivity.

Today, only 8,756 Persian Jews remain in Iran, with much larger diaspora populations living in Israel and the United States

[-] 0 points by CitizenofAmerika (-71) 10 years ago

So Iran doesn't want to destroy Israel?

[-] 2 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Iran is selling their oil in currencies other than the petrodollar.

Their customers are Russia and China, among others.

They certainly feel threatened by the propaganda machine.

[-] 0 points by CitizenofAmerika (-71) 10 years ago

You may be right.

[-] 1 points by john23 (-272) 10 years ago

I think Iran views Israel as a propped up country by western powers.....which you could relate to just about all the middle east sentiment towards us right now....we're either stealing their oil....propping up a puppet dictator...or overthrowing the regime and instituting the political agenda we feel best serves our interests...not really hard to figure out why they're pissed.

Iran hasn't attacked a foreign country offensively in over 200 years....they are a very non-aggressive country. How many countries have we invaded,overthrown and bombed in just the last ten years?

Builder is spot on....Iran is a strategic resource threat....they also challenge the petrodollar and the US reserve currency status....similar to Iraq....similar to Libya.