Iraqi-born Israeli Mossad agent Rita Katz in video in Persian language shows Zionist terrorists belonging to the US-Israel created ISIL threatening Iran over its support to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
In the anti-Iran propaganda video released late March 2017 – three ISIL thugs condemned Iran’s religious tolerance towards Jews living in the country. They claimed Iran’s paradoxical relationship towards Iranian Jews and Tehran’s often anti-Israel political rhetoric is a Jewish conspiracy.
The video also claimed that Iran supports Hamas to protect the Zionist entity. It’s interesting to note that ISIL militants operate along Israel-Syria border but instead of fighting Jewish army, they threaten Iran which has no common borders with Israel or Syria.
Iran has been home to Israelite communities since biblical times. They have rich Persian history including Persian Queen Esther mentioned in Jewish Holy Talmud. The tombs of Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, senior adviser to King Ahasuerus, located in Hamedan, Iran, are main tourist attraction for Jews from around the world (watch a slide below).
Iran is still home to nearly 30,000 Jews – the largest community inside the region after Israel. Iranian Jews have 15 synagogues, three religious schools and a hospital. There is also a reserved seat in Iranian Majlis (parliament) for the Jewish community along with three reserved seats for country’s Christian minorities.
On 2017 Purim night, in a tweet exchange between Zionist entity prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Siamak Moreh Sedgh, member Iranian Majlis representing 30,000-strong Jewish community – Sedgh called Netanyahu an Insane Vampire for saying that Iran seeks the annihilation of the Jews, just as ancient Persia did in the Purim story.
Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, nearly 100,000 Jews lived in Iran. Most of their leaders supported King Reza Shah for his recognition of the Zionist entity in 1948. Many Jews held senior positions in the royal court and were members of Reza Shah’s murderous secret service SAVAK which was trained by CIA and Mossad. After the revolution which was welcomed by Jewish religious leaders. But after hanging of some of Shah’s Jew collaborators by the Revolutionary Courts in 1980 – nearly 70,000 Iranian Jews migrated to Israel and the United states.
Interestingly, American Jew academic and former UNHRC envoy for Palestine Richard Falk who along with Ramsey Clark and Philip Luce visited Imam Khomeini living in exile in Paris called him a true revolutionary.
Iran’s constitution identifies Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism among the country’s recognized religions.