Did you know there are 25 synagogues in Tehran? Or that Iran is second only to Israel in Jewish population? How about the 30 centuries-long Jewish community living in the country?
In this very interesting video, Siamak Marsedeh a “pillar of the Jewish community” and the representative in Parliament for Iranian Jews makes a sharp distinction between the religion of Judaism and the political movement of Zionism.
This is the central issue of the modern debate over Iran and their alleged hate for the Jewish people. If this were so, why isn’t Iran waging an internal war against their Jewish population?
If you’re remembering Ahmadinejad’s statement about “wiping Israel off the map” please read this previous post and explore the intricate but extremely important translation details—much more than meets the eye is present.