'Iran's Jews won't mark Yom Ha'atzmaut'

Incoming Iranian Jewish MP slams Israel for the "murder of totally innocent Palestinian civilians."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 7, 2008 13:03
'Iran's Jews won't mark Yom Ha'atzmaut'

Iranian jews 224 88. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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The Iranian Jewish community will not mark Israel's 60th Independence Day, incoming Iranian Jewish parliamentarian Siamak Morsadegh said Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters, Morsadegh said this was in protest of Israel's responsibility for the "murder of totally innocent Palestinian civilians." "We are in complete disagreement with Israel's conduct," he said. "We are Iranians. We have no relations with Israel." The Iranian Jewish leader told Reuters that Israel's policies toward Palestinians, particularly Gazans, demonstrated "anti-human behavior ... they kill innocent people." Morsadegh went on to claim that Jews in Iran enjoyed freedom of religion and other rights. "There are no specific problems for Jews in this country," he said.

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