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Friday, October 19, 2007

Being A Proud Iranian Jew Would Be Better Then....

It's getting harder to find that great American pride. I couldn't fathom a moment where I couldn't find a basket of things to be greatful for. I still can find great pride in my family, in my work and in the good deeds of many American citizens. I am a big blazing pacifist and will always be a believer in peace. War cannot create Peace. Only Peace can create Peace. No country has the right to attack another country, ever. Not in this day and age. If only the backwards, blood thirsty, born again American could find the real meaning in 'love thy neighbor as thy self, we might have a chance at Peace.

Iran's proud but discreet Jews By Frances Harrison BBC News, Tehran Last Updated: Friday, 22 September 2006

Although Iran and Israel are bitter enemies, few know that Iran is home to the largest number of Jews anywhere in the Middle East outside Israel.

Whatever they say abroad is lies - we are comfortable in Iran - if you're not political and don't bother them then they won't bother you," he explains.

We are Iranian and we have been living in Iran for more than 3,000 years," says the Jewish hospital director Ciamak Morsathegh.

"I am not going to leave - I will stay in Iran under any conditions," he declares.

By various estimates, between 30,000 and 40,000 (most sources say 35,000) Jews remain in Iran, mostly in Tehran, Isfahan (3,000), and Shiraz.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maurice Motamed as a member of the Iranian Parliament, representing the Jewish community which has by Iran's constitution retained a reserved seat since the Persian Constitution of 1906.

Posted by: Marcy Newman at Body On The Line October 19, 2007 Understanding Why Islamophobia is on the Rise
By Phyllis Bennis Institute for Policy Studies/U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation 15 October 2007


This call for an “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week,” shocking in its explicitness, is an effort to mobilize support for a carefully crafted campaign, designed to use familiar racist imagery to bolster the Bush administration’s key strategic foreign policy objective:strengthening the so-called “global war on terror.”


Common Dreams Five Reasons to Engage Iran by Nathan Gonzalez Published on Friday, August 31, 2007 by Huffington Post

Two: Iran’s Pro-Americanism

Having been to Iran, and having followed global opinion polls closely, I can say without reservation that Iran has one of the most U.S.-friendly populations in the world; certainly the most pro-American in the Muslim Middle East. Needless to say, this support is not unconditional. While Iranians still speak of the United States as a land of “freedom,” American bombs dropping from the sky would change that overnight.

Iran Target of Apparent Disinformation Ploy Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 by Inter Press Service by Jim Lobe

Persian People From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There are also smaller communities of Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews, and Bahá'ís. There are also Persians who are Atheist and Agnostic. Also see religious minorities in Iran.

Persian Jews From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In the midst of tensions between the U.S and Iran and between Iran and Israel, Jewish-Iranian Americans and Israelis offered money to the remaining Jews in Iran in order to help them relocate to California and/or Israel. In August 2007, the Iranian Jews in Iran responded by saying they "resent such transparent political enticements."

Christianity in Iran from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The main Christian churches are: Armenian Apostolic Church of Iran (about 110,000 adherents),Assyrian Church of the East of Iran (about 11,000 adherents),
Chaldean Catholic Church of Iran (about 7,000 adherents),
various Protestant denominations, most important of which are: Presbyterian, including the Assyrian Evangelical Church,
Jama'at-e Rabbani (the Iranian Assemblies of God churches)
Anglican Church of Iran.

"Democracy Welcomes President Ahmadinejad ~ How Much Dumbing Down Can the 110th Congress Get Away With?" by awakening Sunday, September 23, 2007


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i relate to what them in iran are saying... i am a persian jew, i love my iran and the culture. i olny have a diffrent belief. in iran miniorities arent so well treated right now by the regim but most people are nice. good and bad are in all countries. my family have always for 3000 years lived in iran (persia) and i long for the day iran will be free so i can go back. right now i dont want to, there is to much tension... u never know if us will strike. =(

February 27, 2008 4:07 PM  
Blogger Awakening said...

Hi Anon,
I just realized you posted a comment and I never replied! I am sorry for the delay. I was sending the link to Senator Clinton. Trying to put a face on the country of Iran for her. I was upset with a comment she made and a vote she cast. I have admired her greatly since 1992, but feel she was way off mark when it comes to the people of Iran. Other wise she wouldn't have made that one comment during the debates. I absolutely gasped. So I will continue to write her about the people of Iran. There are too many people willing to use unfounded force, rather than diplomacy. Hopefully she will understand how scary her comment was to a lot of people. I don't believe she would have done something so heinous. I did remind her which country has an arsenal of Nuclear weapons and which country does not. I think Israel and Humas coming to a truce is very good sign. A very good sign! Senator Clinton must remember to follow her gut instinct and keep good staff like she had when she was the first lady back in the 1990's. I agree with you though, as long as the bush administration talks like and acts like a war monger, everyone is afraid of who is next on his list. Thank you and I hope that one day soon, you can see your family in Iran without worry and stress.

June 21, 2008 7:48 AM  

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