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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Iranians interested in Kaspian Makan's visit to Israel

Earlier this week, I reported that Kaspian Makan, the fiancee of Iranian martyr Neda Soltan (pictured), was in Israel on a visit.

One of the things I've been trying to discover about the Green revolution in Iran since last summer is how they view Israel. Would they be a threat to us if they deposed Ahamdinejad?

For what it's worth, an Iranian website has now linked my Makan post (that's a Google translation into English) and my comment that I hoped that the Greens support his trip here. For what it's worth, most of the people on that web site are voting yes, they support his trip here.

During the Shah's reign, Israel and Iran had good relations (in fact, someone in our family visited Iran in the 1970's). Many of us here in Israel hope that when the Green revolution is successful, God willing, those relations will go back to what they were a generation ago.


At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"God willing, those relations will go back to what they were a generation ago."

Wishful thinking.

At 1:24 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Before Iran turned Islamist, the two countries had friendly relations. Not so today.

At 1:50 PM, Blogger yzernik said...

Here is the video of his interview with Channel 2

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I speak persian (not Iranian though) and went to that site. It's one of the most popular Iranian websites on the web so you can get a sense of what Iranians think about the visit.

The comments are generally hostile towards Makan because they believe he is using Neda's death to make himself famous. I did not see many hostility towards Israel (only a few) but most feel that it is bad timing and could ruin the chances of the green movement success.

One of the most voted up comments in this link (http://balatarin.com/permlink/2010/3/23/1991528) for instance says:

I have no problems with Israel. I dont have a problem with the Jewish people. I dont have a problem with Shimon Peres. And I dont have a problem meeting with Shimon Peres. But in this sensitive situation Caspian Makan meeting with Shimon Peres is tacky and ill advised.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

WOW! this is stunning news! I have followed the Iranian elections since they began last June, and have witnessed some amazing things being uttered by Iranians. Azadi!


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