[Marxism] Debka File site says Iranian Jews have been sent warnings to leave immediately

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Fri Oct 19 20:43:21 MDT 2007

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Warning letters delivered to thousands of Jewish
families in Iran advise them to leave the country without delay October 17,
2007, 11:04 PM (GMT+02:00) 

The letters, according to DEBKAfile's Iranian sources, have been posted to
Jewish families in Tehran (where the community numbers some 13,000), Isfahan
(under 2,000) and Shiraz (some 4,000). They are captioned: Danger! Danger!
Danger! and tell recipients to try and reach the West with all possible
speed. Iranian Jews like the rest of the population face grave danger from
impending events, the anonymous writers warn. 

Wednesay, Oct. 17, President George W. Bush spoke of World War Three if Iran
which seeks to destroy Israel gains a nuclear bomb. He said those who helped
the Islamic Republic would be held responsible, a broad hint at Russia and

The Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert's sudden trip to Moscow Thursday,
Oct. 18, for one day there and back, and the two hours President Vladimir
Putin has allotted for their conversation, tie in with these events. 

DEBKAfile's sources report that the meeting was requested by Olmert after he
conferred with US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice on the last day of her
Middle East shuttle, and with Washington. The prime minister is seeking
Putin's assurance that Russia will not complete construction of Iran's
nuclear reactor at Bushehr or supply the fuel for its activation. 

Sources in Washington and Jerusalem decided to strike while the iron is hot,
namely straight after Putin's return from Tehran and before his final
commitment to Tehran, in the hope of gaining his personal pledge to leave
the reactor unfinished. This would be an important obstacle to Iran's
nuclear plans. 

But our sources in Moscow judge these calculations are unrealistic. If Putin
did not show his cards to the Iranian leaders in Tehran, they say, there is
no chance of him giving Olmert any commitments. 

The Russian president is playing the world leader to the hilt. He will
emphasize to the Israeli prime minister that Moscow has its own interests in
the Middle East, just like the US and Israel. 

The letters posted to Iranian Jews, our sources report, are not signed; they
were postmarked from different towns in America and Europe and from private
addresses so as not to raise the suspicions of Iranian security services. 

All the same, some were discovered and confiscated, prompting Tehran to
accuse Israel and world Zionist organizations of a campaign to scare its
Jewish citizens. 

In recent months, Iranian officials angrily held up a new Israeli offer of a
one-time grant of $10,000 for every Iranian Jew migrating to Israel, over
and above the regular grants for other immigrants. 

Learning of these incentives, the Iranian authorities not long ago ordered
the Jewish deputy in the Majlis, Mauris Mo'tamed, to declare that the Jews
of Iran cannot be bought for money and would never forsake their country.

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