Comment: If history is any indication (and it always is)

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If history is any indication (and it always is)

Iranian Jews are much better off with the status quo. Iraq is a good example:

In 1991, prior to the Gulf War, the State Department said “there is no recent evidence of overt persecution of Jews, but the regime restricts travel (particularly to Israel) and contacts with Jewish groups abroad.”

The end of Saddam Hussein’s regime created hopes of an improvement in the living conditions of Jews, and the return of some of the émigrés. Some hope also existed for rapprochement with Israel. In reality, the instability and sectarian killings in Iraq made the dozen or so remaining Jews there the most vulnerable and terrified group in the country. Most Jews barely leave their homes at all for fear of being kidnapped or executed.

Iran currently has about 10 thousand Jews, while Iraq is down to less than 10. So yeah, they are better off with the status quo.

You make it sound like the Iranian Jews have a terrible time of it Granger, and yet there are more Jews living in Iran than any other Middle Eastern country aside from Israel.

I should also add that the Christian populations of the entire region are diminishing as well, most heavily in the 'destabilized' areas such as Iraq, Egypt & rebel-held Syria.