Dr Ciamak Moreh Sedgh.... Iranian 'puppet'
The Nazis built a film set at the Theresienstadt concentration camp to show how well Jews were being treated. Iran's leaders are doing something similar for their Jews, writes Karmel Melamed in The Times of Israel.
Today the Iranian regime’s propaganda machine
has carried on this shameful Nazi tradition and again marched forward
different leaders of the Jewish community in Iran to “sing the praises”
of the regime before the Western news media.
Nowadays the regime’s
Jewish mouthpiece is Dr. Ciamak Moreh Sedgh, the only Jewish member of
the Iranian parliament who always claims that the Jews are living in
“total freedom and face no danger while living in Iran”.
Last month with
Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani visiting New York for his
appearance before the United Nations, Moreh Sedgh was also brought along
with the Iranian delegation to “praise the Iranian regime for their
benevolence to the Jews” and at the same time condemn Israel before
Western news media outlets.
Sadly the news media and average Americans
are being duped by buying into Iran’s propaganda messages that Jews are
supposedly living under the “benevolent” protection and freedom of
Iran’s totalitarian Islamic regime. The truth of the matter is that the
Iranian regime and its secret police of thugs have a tight grip on the
activities of the Jewish community in Iran. If the Jews step out of
line, they face serious dangers.
Sadly the Iranian regime has gone a step further and used the country’s
Jewish leadership to advance the regime’s efforts to remove U.S. and
international sanctions on Iran. Lastly month Homayoun Sameyah Najaf
Abady, a leader of the Jewish community in Iran appeared before BBC news
denying that Jews in Iran live in a state of fear and also called on
U.S. President Obama to normalize relations with the Iranian regime. Now
if that’s not the Iranian regime’s manipulation of the Jews for
propaganda purposes, then I really don’t know what is!
Sedgh during his public relations tour with Rouhani last month
shamefully appeared on a news program with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and
proclaimed everything was “fine for the Jews of Iran who enjoyed the
same freedoms and equalities as Muslims”.
Unfortunately, Zakaria who is
in no way an objective journalist, miserably failed to ask Moreh Sedgh
why Jews in Iran have a second class citizenship status under Iran’s
constitution? Or why the Iranian regime for the last 34 years forces
Jews to keep their Jewish day schools open on the Sabbath? Or why Jews
are being randomly murdered in certain cities in Iran today? Instead
Zakaria allowed Moreh Sedgh to spew the one-side propaganda he was told
to repeat by the Iranian regime’s leadership.
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