Jan 27, 2019, 4:37 PM
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Iranian Jews playing role in victory of revolution: Scholar

Shiraz, Jan 27, IRNA- A former member of the Iranian Jewish Intellectuals Community says that the Islamic Revolution was the result of the presence of a large majority of the Iranian people to overthrow Pahlavi regime, and that all the people of the country, including the religious minorities participated in this transformation.

Haroun Yashayaei spoke on Saturday evening in the ceremony of unveiling the book 'The Day I Knew My Name' which was held on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution by the efforts of the Jewish Youth House of Shiraz.

Yashayaei is a cinema producer, author and co-founder of the Iranian Jewish Intellectuals Community who, in a speech, referred to his role during the revolution and joined the headquarters of welcoming Imam Khomeini.

He said he had meetings with Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Paris and Qom before and after 1978.

According to Yashayaei, during these years, he declared that the Iranian Jewish community had supported the Islamic Revolution, and played an important role in bringing the Jewish minority to the Islamic Revolution and with it.

He described the connection between the Jewish community and the Islamic Revolution as important, adding that the Jews are part of the Iranian nation and it is natural that they share the destiny of their country, especially in those hard days that are part of the hardship because of the sanctions that the United States has imposed against Iranian people.

Yashayaei went on to say, “Although the Iranian Revolution was an Islamic revolution led by a Muslim cleric, the Iranian Jewish community is the only Jewish community of the Islamic world, and Iranian Jews have their own cemetery and schools, and their religious teachings.'

He stated that the nation of Iran does not embrace racial discrimination, religious propaganda and religious prejudices. In this country, all ethnic groups from Persia, Turk, Lor, Arabs and Baluch, and all religions of Jews and Muslims, Zoroastrians and Christians are living together.

This diversity of beliefs does not disassociate people, but shows that Iranian culture is embracing the diversity of societies and beliefs.

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