Leaders in Iran's small Jewish community participated in a series of anti-Israel rallies advocating the Jewish state's destruction on Friday, telling crowds of Iranian protesters that Trump's newly introduced Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is doomed to fail.
Homayoun Sameyah Najafabadi, chair of the Tehran Jewish Committee, participated in rallies across Iran celebrating Quds Day, an anti-Israel festival that advocates violence against Israel and rebellion by Palestinians living in and around Israel.
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Iran's small Jewish community is routinely exploited by Iran's hardline Islamic regime to create the impression it is not hostile to all Jews, but only the state of Israel.
"Today, the Jewish community of Tehran participated in the International Quds Day rallies along with their Muslim brothers to voice their support for the oppressed people of Palestine," Najafabadi was quoted as telling Iran's state-controlled press.
The Trump administration's newly introduced Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is all part of a bid to aid the "Zionist regime" in Israel, Najafabadi said.
"The main objective behind our participation in the annual demonstration was to convey this message to the world that Judaism is different from Zionism," the Jewish leader said.
Other Iranian Jewish leaders echoed Najafabadi's remarks.
"Jewish Iranians consider participation in Quds Day rallies as a national and religious responsibility… all walks of the honorable Iranian nation obey the orders of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) and will shout slogans against the U.S. and Israeli occupiers in a united and integrated manner," the representative from Iran's Jewish community in the country's parliament was quoted as saying.