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April 7, 2012 5:00 pm

Iranian Jews in Israel in Uncomfortable Position Over Possible Strike

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An Iranian Jew in Israel. Photo: Israel Matsav.

CS Monitor – Amid the tense atmosphere between Israel and Iran this Passover season, many of Israel’s 250,000 citizens of Iranian descent are finding themselves in a complicated and uncomfortable position.

”I am from Tehran, it is my hometown. I know the Iranians love peace. But now I am afraid we won’t have another choice but to bomb the nuclear installations in Iran,” says Zion Shimoni, who sells spices –  including Iranian black dried lemons brought through third countries – in this Persian mini-enclave of Tel Aviv.

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