Everyone always places Jews at the receiving end of hatred, oppression,
and prejudice ["I
must be a Jew"]. It's always about how the Jews are the hated
minority; in fact anti-Semitism has become a crime that rivals murder in
the U.S. (I don't condone anti-Semitism, just making a point here).
I'm still waiting to see when rational people start placing Jews at
the disseminating end of that equation, i.e. when will people start seeing
the hatred the Jews feel toward other minorities, like Iranians and Arabs?
More than once I have been in a situation where I've gotten a less than
favorable response when a Jew has found out I was Iranian.
Edgar Bronfman and his World Jewish Congress, along with AIPAC, are
together and single-handedly responsible for instigating U.S. sanctions
against Iran and for maintaining the virulently hostile attitude against
Iran that exists in Congress. These Jews would rather have sanctions in
place and see Iranians suffer (in their view all iranians are a bunch of
Israel-hating terrorists who DESERVE sanctions; I mean, how DARE you hate
Israel?) rather than seeing the two sides come together and talk, like
And I think these Jewish lobby groups are motivated as much by "protecting"
Israel as they are by their unabashed HATRED for Iran and Iranians (and
probably for Islam too). I know Iranians who have gone to AIPAC meetings
and leadership conferences (out of curiosity); the amount of anti-Iran
PROPAGANDA presented at these meetings is phenomenal and unbelievable.
I wonder how the authors of "I
must be a Jew" would address these issues. They highlight the
so-called anti-Semitism that exists among Iranians but I wonder what they
have to say about the anti-Iranianism that exists among (American) Jews,
that has cost the Iranian economy billions and billions of dollars?
The problem is that American Jews have used their religion as a POLITICAL
and ethnic tool to further their political agenda. Their attitude is "stay
out of our way or we have the power to destroy you." They control
practically every aspect of America's economy, foreign policy, press, entertainment
industry, academia, and the list goes on. This is precisely why so little
is said in this country of the plight of the Palestinians, who rot away
in those refugee camps under the chokehold of a racist government and a
It's really too bad, because Judaism is an otherwise beautiful religion
and the first cousin of Islam; we are all the sons and daughters of Abraham.
But as an IRANIAN, and someone who will always be proud to be IRANIAN,
I don't frankly have any sympathy for Jews in this country who are in positions
of power and who abuse that to their own ends.
I'd like to see the authors of that article write a piece entitled "I
must be an Iranian", where the character is a Jew who says, "I
must be an Iranian because I'm the only Jew who doesn't hate Iranians."