Comment: It seems to me like you can blame the US for that factoid...

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It seems to me like you can blame the US for that factoid...

...since we essentially caused the Islamic Revolution via our foreign policy boondoggles in the first place.

I won't go so far as to say it's an ideal place for jews, but I stand by my point that the Iranian leadership is focused on zionism and its effects, instead of jews and judaism in general. Jews are protected by the Iranian constitution (as are other religious views), guaranteed a seat in government, and generally allowed to live their lives in peace with their own yeshivas, hospitals, newspapers, and so on.

And regardless - if you've taken any courses on psychology, I'm sure you've heard "correlation does not prove causation". I'd call it likely that the israeli right of return also figures in here, looking at the pre-'48 numbers.

This is a political issue, not a religious one. The religious effects are peripheral and secondary, and merely distract from the root causes.