Report: Iran grants rare visa to historic US Jewish newspaper

August 7, 2015 16:32

In what is viewed as an attempt by the Iranian government to influence American Jewish public opinion, the government in Tehran has granted a rare visa to a New York-based Jewish newspaper.

According to The New York Times, Iran has approved a request for journalist credentials submitted by the Jewish Forward.The Forward is America's oldest Jewish newspaper. Founded in 1897 by American Jewish socialists, it became a mass circulation Yiddish-language daily that served the influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe.

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