The Iranian and Jewish experiences are not dissimilar. Both peoples have had their homelands seized or occupied by blood thirsty "invaders," and both peoples have spent many years living in exile around the world.
Before the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, Jews had no real centralized homeland or refuge in the event of another Holocaust, only their adopted countries in the United States, Europe, South America and elsewhere. Iranians, who like to call themselves Persians given the stigma associated with the current radical Islamic regime, do not have the luxury of a real homeland, as it is currently occupied and ruled by radical mullahs bent on the genocide of not only Jews and Christians, but any Iranian who dares to question their "authority" to impose Shariah law and further a Muslim revolution in the name of Allah. Thus, the Jewish and Iranian diasporas are not that dissimilar. Ironically, there is much overlap, as Persian Jews, for instance, account for a large portion of Iranians living in the United States in particular. Just one example they comprise much of the huge Iranian population in the Los Angeles area, which totals over 1 million inhabitants.
As I have discussed in many previous columns, the fate of the Iranian and Jewish people are closely tied, particularly at present. Israel is now on the verge of being totally surrounded by radical Arab states, which are the surrogates of the neo-Nazi Islamic regime in Tehran. And, Iran will soon have nuclear weapons, which it has pledged to use to wipe Israel off of the face of the earth. Were the Islamic regime in Iran to fall and become non-radicalized and secular, the "head of the snake" of terrorist interests in the Middle East would be decapitated, cutting off support and funding to such groups as the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and Hamas. But rather than pursuing this crucial objective, the American and European governments have elected instead to pick the low-hanging fruit and attempt, albeit belatedly and incompetently, to remove less formidable dictators in Iraq and Libya, for instance. The real "meat and potatoes" to Middle East stability and world peace Iran has been sidestepped by Obama and the European Union in a cowardly manner, for whatever dishonest or nefarious reasons.
Jews and Iranians, having been very successful in the United States, both financially and socially, have much