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Tuesday, May 30, 2000 / Khordad 10, 1379, No. 990

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By Roshan Houshmand
May 30, 2000
The Iranian

Roshan Houshmand was born to an American mother and an Iranian father. She grew up in the Philippines, Iran and the U.S. She now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. So you can see why there is so much diversity in her style. Being from "nowehere and everywhere" has its advantages. Look at the painting on the top of the page. It does something to you -- no matter where you're from >>> GO TO FEATURE


Woman elected to top Majlis post

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May 30, 2000

Soheila Jelodarzadeh is the first female MP in Iranian Majlis to become a member of the Supervisory Board as a secretary. She is a 42 year old textile engineer and an advisor to the Labour Minister in women's affairs. Lara Petrossians talks to her upon her appointment >>> LISTEN HERE

On top of the world
Iranian-born Saeed Toossi climbed Everest to make a symbolic point. Two Americans made it for him, by saving his life on the descent.

Saeed Toossi, 40, was born in Teheran. He immigrated to the United States during the Iranian revolution, is now an American citizen, and works in Washington D.C. as a computer systems engineer. He climbed Mount Everest on a personal peace mission, in hopes of demonstrating relations between the two countries could and should be friendly. He hoped to draw attention to his mission by holding up a banner on the summit, an American flag sewn to an Iranian flag >>> FULL TEXT

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    * Free Iranian Jews

    Soar For You writes: Free the Iranian Jews accused of false charges ["Ups and (mostly) down"]. The world is watching. I am an American Catholic and I lost all respect for Iranian and Moslem values after I saw how these innocent Jews were persecuted. Shame on you. Shame on you.

* The Jews owe Iranians

Mohammad Ali Yamini writes: Indeed the Jews owe their lives to Iranians for all times. The ten tribes of Israel were all destroyed at the hands of the Assyrians. The remaining two tribes of Judae were also imprisoned in Babylon and would eventually have been destroyed by Babylonians. It was Cyrus the Great who liberated the Jews from Babylon and even gave them money to return to Jerusalem and build their temples.

Iran has been a safe haven not only for Jews but also for Armenians who fled the Turkish massacre. The Iranian people have been more generous and kind than all the other people in the Middle East. The few Jews in Syria live under house arrest.

I simply cannot understand why these people recently have malignant dispositions towards Iranians. It's most probably that they feel Iran slowly might beocme a powerful country and since the Jews are hysterically paranoid people they cannot tolerate that there might possibly be even a slight threat emanating from Iran.

If they have suffered in Iran after the revolution they have not been the only ones. Again let it be said loud and clear that Jews owe us their lives, their children' lives and their childrens' children's lives for all eternity whether they like it or not.

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Check our fourteen new books from Iran including an authoritative history of the Achamenid empire, writings by leading reformists, Forough Farrokhzad's complete works, exquisite books of classical poetry with miniatures, Manichaean psalms and more! >>> GO HERE

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Translation of today's poem by Zara Houshmand:

Seek the science that unties for you this knot.
Seek it as long as there's life in you still to be sought.
Leave that nothing that looks like it's something;
Seek that something that looks like it's nothing. It's not.
-- Rumi

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Woman elected to top Majlis post

Soheila Jelodarzadeh is the first female MP in Iranian Majlis to become a member of the Supervisory Board as a secretary. She is a 42 year old textile engineer and an advisor to the Labour Minister in women's affairs. Lara Petrossians talks to her upon her appointment >>> LISTEN HERE

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For peace

Isn't that something? Isn't that great? It's wonderful that things worked this way. It was an Iran-U.S. peace, and that's how it happened.

-- Saeed Toossi on reaching the summit at Mount Everest
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