Knesset receives unusual request from Iranian soldier with Jewish roots who wants to leave Islamic Republic, make aliyah. Government agencies working out request
Unusual appeal: The Knesset has received a request by an Iranian soldier asking Israel’s legislative body to allow himself and his Jewish family to make aliyah, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
The unusual request was addressed to Knesset Member Danny Danon (), chairman of the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee which recently held a closed-door discussion regarding Iranian Jews. Mossad representatives took part in the meeting.
In his email message, the Iranian soldier said he served in the Iranian military and has Jewish roots. He claimed his parents had become Muslims out of fear of the regime, but that his grandparents were Jewish and he sees himself as a Jew. He therefore requested assistance in moving to Israel.
The soldier also asked for instructions on how to leave Iran and reach Israel. He noted his dream is to live and study in Israel.