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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 06:50 PM
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37. Here's an article you all might want to check out- "Jews in Iran Describe
a Life of Freedom Despite Anti-Israel Actions by Tehran"
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/1998/02/03/intl/intl.3...

Michael Theodoulou, Special to The Christian Science Monitor
TEHRAN, IRAN
One of the most striking of many murals in Iran's capital, Tehran, is a towering portrait of Fathi Shkaki, a leader of the militant Palestinian group, Islamic Jihad. He was assassinated by Israeli agents in 1995 after he masterminded a series of suicide bombings against Jewish civilians.

A slogan beneath his face hails him as a hero of the Islamic revolution in Palestine.

Yet, stroll a little farther along Palestine Street and you come to the Abrishami Synagogue, the biggest of 23 synagogues in Tehran. It is regularly attended by some 1,000 worshippers.

It comes as a surprise to many visitors to discover that Iran, a country so hostile to Israel and with a reputation for intolerance, is home to a small but vibrant Jewish community that is an officially recognized religious minority under Iran's 1979 Islamic Constitution.
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