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Iran’s Jews reject emigration incentives

Iran’s Jews rejected financial incentives to leave the country.Offers ranging from 5,000-30,000 British pounds, financed by a wealthy expatriate Jew with the support of the Israeli government, were turned down by Iran’s Jewish leaders, the Guardian reported. Instead, the country’s Jews pledged their loyalty to Iran.”The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradeable for any amount of money,” the Society of Iranian Jews said in a statement. “Iranian Jews are among the most ancient Iranians. Iran’s Jews love their Iranian identity and their culture, so threats and this immature political enticement will not achieve their aim of wiping out the identity of Iranian Jews.”Iran’s Jewish population is the largest of any country in the Middle East besides Israel.

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