At the exiled Iranian Parliament in Berlin

By Mati Shemoelof (Translated from Hebrew by Chana Morgenstern) At the exiled Iranian parliament we convened at Café Kotti in Berlin, I look around at my new friends and ask myself: how can civilians destroy the walls the politicians have built with such a lack of imagination, courage, vision and basic human love? It’s not […]

Pahlavi Iran and Zionism: the Iranian Elite’s Evolving Perceptions of the State of Israel

By Lior Sternfeld It is generally assumed that the Shah’s downfall led to the severing of ties between Israel and Iran, which up until that point resembled a love story. However, both Iran’s intellectual elites and the rest of the nation drastically changed their view of the Jewish State after 1967 The relationship between Israel […]