Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Iranian Jews used as human shields

Jewish women 'demonstrating' outside the Fordo nuclear plant (photo: AP)

Here's a rather pathetic and sickening sight in this Associated Press report in The Times of Israel: the Iranian regime using its Jewish community to show their support for the nuclear programme - outside the Fordo enrichment plant. It's all staged of course: the helpless Jews of Iran have a history of being coerced to  do the regime's bidding.

TEHRAN, Iran — Hundreds of Iranians including university students and members of the country’s Jewish community rallied Tuesday in support of the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program on the eve of the resumption of talks with world powers.

Iranian state TV showed students gathered at the gate of Fordo enrichment facility, carved into a mountain south of Tehran. They formed a human chain, chanted “Fordo is in our hearts” and denounced the West, which has put pressure on Iran to curb enrichment activity which can be a step toward weapons development. 

In Tehran, meanwhile, several dozen people identifying themselves as Iranian Jews gathered outside a UN building. It was a rare public display by the community, which tends to keep a low profile despite being the largest in the region outside Israel and Turkey.

Iran’s nuclear program is popular, including among critics of the clerically dominated system, but any major gatherings or demonstrations would need official approval.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. I am sure the remaining Iranian Jews are under enormous pressure. I still remember the days preceding the fall of the last Shah, with huge numbers of Iranians out in the streets parading around enormous banners with the Shah's picture and only weeks later, equally enormous banners with Khomeini on them. Neither of these displays were likely to have been spontaneous.

Anonymous said...

“We [Israel] possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are 22 targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” I consider it all hopeless at this point. . . Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.” - Martin van Creveld, Zionist Jew

Sylvia said...

I imagine those sanctions are bad for their businesses too.

Anonymous said...

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