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The protagonists – or whoever proposed and initiated the piece – had evidently learned from earlier criticism, and seemed more cognizant of the fact that overstatement results in a lack of credibility.This time, Sayah acknowledged skeptics and noted that “conditions for Jews in Iran have seen many ups and downs.” He mentioned that following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, “several Jews were arrested,” that “Habib Elghanian, a well-known Jewish businessman, was executed” and that “fearing for their safety, many Jews left the country.” He noted that Not everything is perfect for Iran’s Jews.At the time, CAMERA criticized CNN for what was, in effect, a promotional advertisement for Jewish life in Iran rather than the news investigation it pretended to be.Reza Sayah’s report concealed all controversial and unsavory historical facts regarding the treatment of Iran’s Jews since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, making no attempt to probe beyond an image of Islamic tolerance to provide an accurate picture of the Islamic regime’s attitude toward Jews over the past several decades.Everyone who is enemy of my country is enemy of me.” Sayah: “And you suggest that Israel is an enemy of Iran?
In contrast to the blunt propaganda offered five years ago on CNN, the new approach did not seek to erase all history of Iranian anti-Semitism, but to show an increasingly favorable situation for the religious minority in today’s Iran.Many people outside of Iran are going to remark that you’re not being completely truthful, you’re not being completely open. ”Morsadegh: “I cannot convince a man who don’t [sic] want to understand our condition, of course.” Yet despite the noticeable effort to pre-empt skepticism and criticism by mentioning — without elaborating on — some of the nastier aspects of Iran’s history, the segment nevertheless followed much of the pattern of the earlier CNN piece: a) It showed film clips of Jewish prayers in Tehran’s Abrishami synagogue, people eating in a kosher restaurant, students at a Jewish school and patients and nurses at a Jewish-founded hospital; b) It emphasized the long history of the Jewish community in Iran; and c) It asked the same scripted questions that can have only one response under an authoritarian, repressive regime. ”Morasedgh: “There is no specific pressure for the Iranian Jew.” Sayah: “Would you prefer to live anywhere else other than Iran?”Morasedgh: “I only prefer to live in Iran.” Similarly, while the recent PBS segment included additional details about anti-Israel rhetoric by Iranian “hardliners” and Iran’s boycotting Israeli athletes – CNN, by contrast, had alluded only to “bitter rivalry” between the two countries – the bottom line was the same: Both segments blamed the country’s anti-Jewish state stance on Israeli leaders and policies.Sayah: “You say everything is fine for the Jewish community is fine.”Morsadegh: “No, no. ”Morsadegh: “If I wasn’t happy, I can immigrate.” Sayah: “But you don’t want to leave? And I want to live here.” Sayah: “Are you happy in Iran?No one can say that everything is fine.” Sayah: “Well, you say most things are fine.”Morsadegh: “Are improving.” Sayah: “Improving. ”Morsadegh: “Everyone who wants to leave can leave.” Sayah: “But you don’t want to leave? ” Morsadegh: “Of course we are happy in Iran.” Sayah: “Are you under any pressure to stay in Iran?
Sayah: “Morsadegh says that what Iran opposes is the Israeli government’s Zionist policies and occupation of Palestinian land.” Morsadegh: “There is a great difference between being a Jew and being pro-Israel or Zionist.